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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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Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
be worn-out
exp.
they have broken off their engagement
exp.
to be exhausted
exp.
the washing machine has broken down
exp.
she has broken {o} split up with her boyfriend
exp.
the washing machine is broken
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.
it certainly is broken!
exp.
you bet it's broken!
exp.
you can always find a companion in misfortune
(REFRANES)
exp.
the glass table top has got cracked
exp.
you've got a hole in your sleeve
exp.
the winder on my watch has broken
exp.
the cord on the blind has broken
exp.
I broke my wrist playing tennis
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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