Translation of scum in Spanish:


capa de suciedad, n.

Pronunciation /skʌm//skəm/


  • 1

    (on liquid)
    capa de suciedad feminine
    a scum of green slime on the pond una capa de verdín en el estanque
    • remove the scum from the stock espumar el caldo
    • The Sea is heaven's own blue like a diamond more lovely in a king's diadem than in the mines of the Indes but as it gushes up through the broken ice-like salt, it is black, full of asphalte scum - and in the hand slimy, and smarting as a sting.
    • There, waste components naturally separate, with heavier solids settling to the bottom forming sludge, and lighter solids floating to the top forming scum.
    • A problem may occur when the solids content rises in a lagoon, resulting in the accumulation of solids or scum above the surface.
    • They may not break down readily and will contribute to the scum or sludge layers.
  • 2

    • 2.1informal (people)

      escoria feminine
      the scum of the earth la escoria de la sociedad
      • I have no doubt that this was the intent of the film-makers: that we ultimately find Ben shallow, and the crew who becomes enthralled with such scum is pitiful.
      • Or is someone close to Harvey helping him rid the world of streetwalking scum?
      • Sin City is the very depth and form of pulp, a contrasty, blooming monochrome nightmare of the very worst of human scum.
      • And if so, who did it: the poor, drug-dealing scum from the nearby projects, or his own rich friends?
      • The two cops visit snitches and the usual ghetto scum, and predictably Oak and Tellis's different methods bump heads.
      • On the other hand, the general consensus seems to be that journalists are nothing but pond life scum.
      • And then he replied, ‘You're nothing but Eastern scum and a capitalist rip-off son-of-a-bitch.'
      • This quest takes him to underground clubs, and into contact with all kinds of scum.
      • Travis has purged himself by killing this street scum, but his fate is unsettled and his ‘heroism’ is still in question.
      • Danielle ‘Danny’ Sofer is conflicted, trying to maintain her femininity while beating down street scum on a daily basis.
      • Oz understands that the best dynamic is one based on the universal human need to be in control of oneself and feel a sense of honesty, even amongst the most heinous of society's scum.
      • Knowing that the body count was going to be considerably lower this time round I grabbed a ticket and prepared to watch Zebraman lay waste to criminal scum.
      • This time, a lonely little girl's imaginary friend turns real and decides that adults are scum.
      • Now he has to finish his father's work and put the kibosh on this gooey alien scum once and for all!

    • 2.2informal (individual)

      you scum! ¡canalla!
      • he's just scum es una basura