(mainly British, from household) ordures fpl , (from garden)
déchets mpl , (in streets)
→ There's so much rubbish lying around the streets.
When do they collect the rubbish? Quand est-ce qu'ils ramassent les ordures?
(=worthless goods) camelote f
They sell a lot of rubbish at the market. Ils vendent beaucoup de camelote au marché.
(=rubbishy book, programme) ânerie f
→ He described her book as absolute rubbish
There is so much rubbish on TV. Il y a tellement d'âneries à la télé.
to be rubbish
[film, book, song] être nul (le)
[food] être dégueulasse *
→ The food at the Royal Oak is rubbish.
(=nonsense) bêtises fpl , âneries fpl
→ These reports are total and utter rubbish
Don't talk rubbish! Ne dis pas de bêtises!
What you've just said is rubbish. Ce que tu viens de dire est une bêtise.
that's a load of rubbish! c'est vraiment n'importe quoi!
→ `I know I'm going to fail.' - `Rubbish!'
(=useless) nul (le)
They're a rubbish team! Cette équipe est nulle!
→ I tried playing golf, but I was rubbish.
to be rubbish at sth être nul à qch
→ I'm rubbish at golf
→ He was rubbish at his job ...
[disposal, heap] des ordures
(British) * dénigrer → He is often rubbished for his opinions. → The entire report rubbished her political opponents
n déchets mpl végétaux
n ordures fpl ménagères
n sac m poubelle
n (British) poubelle f
n ramassage m des ordures
n (in town)
(fig) dépotoir m
→ We arrived at our destination with the car looking like a rubbish tip.