Translation of rubbish in Spanish:


basura, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrəbɪʃ//ˈrʌbɪʃ/


  • 1

    basura feminine
    household rubbish residuos domésticos masculine
    • rubbish chute ducto
    • rubbish collection recogida de basuras
    • rubbish dump / tip vertedero (de basuras)
    • rubbish heap montón de basura
  • 2informal

    porquerías feminine informal
    they only eat rubbish solo comen porquerías informal
  • 3informal

    tonterías feminine
    estupideces feminine
    chorradas feminine Spain informal
    pavadas feminine River Plate informal
    to talk rubbish decir estupideces (or tonterías etc.)
    • that's a load of (old) rubbish son puras tonterías (or estupideces etc.)
    • as exclamation I'm too old to play tennis — rubbish! estoy muy viejo para jugar al tenis — ¡no digas tonterías (or estupideces etc.)!

transitive verb


  • 1

    poner por los suelos



  • 1

    de porquería South America informal
    the new carpenter's rubbish el nuevo carpintero es un desastre
    • The wonderful thing about football is that you can always find something to lighten up your day - even when you've got no leg room, a restricted view and are watching a rubbish game at Oldham.
    • We constantly hear about people being encouraged to dump their cars and get on the bus but then we are left with a rubbish bus service.
    • It sounds like a rubbish chain of hotels.