French translation of 'rotten'
1. (= decayed) [fruit, vegetable, wood, floorboards] pourri(e)
a rotten apple (literal) une pomme pourrie
2. (= dishonest) pourri(e)
a rotten apple (figurative) une brebis galeuse
3. (informal) (= bad)
[idea, plan, day] merdique (informal)
[film, singer] nul(le)
what rotten luck! quelle déveine ! ⧫ quelle guigne !
what rotten weather! quel temps pourri !
4. [cold, headache] carabiné(e)
to feel rotten (= ill) être mal fichu(e)
5. (= unkind) dégueulasse (informal)
That’s a rotten thing to do. C’est dégueulasse de faire une chose pareille.
to feel rotten (= guilty) se sentir honteux/euse
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Example Sentences Including 'rotten'
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But the weather was rotten and we had to come in again pretty soon.Sand In My Shoes: Wartime Diaries of a WAAF (2006)
A government cloaked and soaked in secrecy swiftly becomes rotten and corrupt.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Another ten per cent are pretty rotten.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
At its most effective it also carried the bouquet of vomit, goat and rotten egg.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It looked like the cover of an interiors magazine, but it must block out the light something rotten.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The trio will be spoilt rotten with helicopter transfers and dinners in the finest restaurants.The Sun (2010)
This is a problem with your metabolism which can leave you smelling of rotten fish.The Sun (2015)
Those exposed to the whiff of rotten eggs had the scariest.The Sun (2009)
When first published, they must have had the effect of a drill pushed into a rotten tooth.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Why don't you let me spoil you rotten?The Sun (2009)
But you can tell that something is pretty rotten because of the number of media leaks.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He has some rotten apples in that dressing room though.The Sun (2017)
The drawback is that you do end up smelling slightly of rotten eggs.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
And he added:'There is something rotten at the heart.The Sun (2016)
It is green, slimy and smells of rotten eggs.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Shame on the whole rotten lot of them.The Sun (2014)
The death of national identity is what the whole rotten project is built on.The Sun (2016)
The whole system is rotten and failing all of us.The Sun (2010)
There is something rotten and stinking in our universities.The Sun (2015)
They feel rotten, and then recover.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Why is this bank still the bank still the rotten apple?The Sun (2013)
You'll only catch a chill from the rotten weather.The Sun (2009)
For which we take a bit of the rotten tooth and put it back into the rotten tooth?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It won't be enough to sit tight in a safely rotten borough.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
One rotten apple on the committee would have been bad enough.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
You can look at this as rotten luck.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This requires firmness, and it is not easy to do without feeling rotten.Christianity Today (2000)
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'rotten' in Other Languages
British English: rotten /ˈrɒtn/ ADJECTIVE
If food, wood, or another substance is rotten, it has decayed and can no longer be used.
- American English: rotten
- Arabic: عَفِن
- Brazilian Portuguese: podre
- Chinese: 腐烂的
- Croatian: truo
- Czech: shnilý
- Danish: rådden
- Dutch: rot
- European Spanish: podrido
- Finnish: mätä
- French: pourri
- German: verfault
- Greek: σάπιος
- Italian: marcio
- Japanese: 腐った
- Korean: 썩은
- Norwegian: råtten
- Polish: zgniły
- European Portuguese: podre
- Romanian: putred
- Russian: гнилой
- Latin American Spanish: podrido
- Swedish: rutten
- Thai: เน่าเปื่อย
- Turkish: çürümüş
- Ukrainian: зіпсований
- Vietnamese: bị thối rữa
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