In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(refuse)basura femininehousehold rubbish — residuos domésticos
- rubbish chute — ducto
- rubbish collection — recogida de basuras
- rubbish dump / tip — basural
- rubbish heap — montón de basura
2informal(junk)porquerías informalthey only eat rubbish — solo comen porquerías informal
3informal(nonsense)tonteríasestupideceschorradas Spain informalpavadas River Plate informalto talk rubbish — decir estupideces (/ tonterías etc. )
- that's a load of (old) rubbish — son puras tonterías (/ estupideces etc. )
- as interjection I'm too old to play tennis — rubbish! — estoy muy viejo para jugar al tenis — ¡no digas tonterías (/ estupideces etc. )!
1poner por los suelos
1pésimode porquería South America informalthe new carpenter's rubbish — el nuevo carpintero es un desastre
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