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roto

, a  
a       pp  
     romper   
b       adj  
1    (=partido, destrozado)  
[juguete, mueble, cristal, puerta]  
broken  
tengo la pierna rota      I've broken my leg, I've got a broken leg  
2    (=rasgado)  
[tela, papel]  
torn  
la bolsa está rota      the bag is torn  
tienes rota la manga del vestido      the sleeve of your dress is ripped o torn  
la cuerda estaba rota por los extremos      the rope was frayed at the ends  
3    (=estropeado)  
[lavadora, televisor]  
broken  
[coche, motor]  
broken down
4    [zapato]   worn, worn-out
5    (=destrozado)  
[persona]  
broken  
[vida]  
shattered  
estar roto de cansancio      to be exhausted, be worn-out  
6    arcaico   (=libertino)   debauched, dissipated
7      (Chile)  
*   (=de clase baja)   common, low-class  
(=maleducado)  
rude
c       sm/f  
1    (=persona chilena)  
1.1      (Perú, Bolivia)  
*   Chilean, Chilean person
1.2      (Chile)  
el roto chileno      the average Chilean  
2      (Chile)  
*  
2.1    (=pobre)   pleb *  
2.2    (=persona)   guy *  /woman  
es una rota con suerte      she's a lucky woman  
el rotito quería que le pagáramos el viaje      the cheeky devil wanted us to pay for his trip *     
2.3    (=maleducado)  
esta rota no sabe comportarse a la mesa      she's so rude o such a pig **  , she doesn't know how to behave at the dinner table  
d       sm   (=agujero)     (en pantalón, vestido)    hole  
te has hecho un roto en la manga      you've got a hole in your sleeve  
MODISMOS valer o servir lo mismo para un roto que para un descosido      to serve a multitude of purposes  
REFRANES nunca falta un roto para un descosido :   you can always find a companion in misfortune  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

rotor, rotoso, rótulo, rotonda

el roto chileno exp.
the average Chilean

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
they have broken off their engagement
v.
be worn-out; be exhausted
exp.
she has broken {o} split up with her boyfriend
exp.
the washing machine is broken
exp.
the washing machine has broken down
exp.
her waters haven't broken yet
exp.
you could {o} might have broken your leg
exp.
I've torn {o} ripped my trousers
exp.
her waters have broken
exp.
they have broken with a centuries-old tradition
exp.
you've got a hole in your sleeve
exp.
it certainly is broken!
exp.
the glass table top has got cracked
exp.
the branch broke (off) in the wind
exp.
the cord on the blind has broken
exp.
you can always find a companion in misfortune
(REFRANES)
exp.
you bet it's broken!
exp.
the winder on my watch has broken
exp.
to fall on deaf ears
(MODISMOS)
exp.
the marriage had broken down hopelessly {o} irretrievably
exp.
to be careful not to forget sth
(MODISMOS)
exp.
you're so rough you've gone and broken it
exp.
you're so rough you've gone and broken it
***
'roto' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
está roto
n.
corazón roto
exp.
han roto el noviazgo
exp.
hemos roto las relaciones con Ruritania
exp.
y además estaba roto
exp.
el ruego cayó en saco roto
(IDIOMS)
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"roto": examples and translations in context
No puedo encenderlo porque el interruptor está roto. I can't turn it on, because the switch is broken.
Me habría roto el corazón interrumpirle. It would have broken my heart to interrupt you.
Veo algo que está roto y molestándome. I see something that's broke and bothering me.
Esos monstruitos ya han roto una ventana. They broke a window already, those little monsters.
Tu marido ha roto demasiadas reglas. Your husband, he's broken way too many rules.
Los serbios han roto la infantería. Serbian men at arm have broken the infantry.
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