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Bad in Spanish 🇪🇸

in English in Spanish S
bad mal
How to say “bad” in Spanish? “Mal”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “mal” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on bad in Spanish like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Spanish Sentences with the Word “Bad”

Spanish sentence with “mal” English translation for mal S

No pensé que hayamos hecho mal

I didn’t think we had done poorly

No quería que te sintieras mal

I did not want you to feel bad

Estuvo mal que tuvieras ese comportamiento.

It was wrong that you had that behavior.

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Normal speech: mahl
IPA: mal

8 months ago


Derived from Latin “malus” (bad)

6 months ago

Bad rip off 🙁

I’ve mastered 714 things. But my profile says that I’ve only 702 things. It is not showing the 12 sentences I’ve mastered. Does anyone else have this issue?

6 months ago

You might not have mastered it in all respects. You might be short on the time it takes to guess correctly or amount of times you have completed correctly.

6 months ago

Hmm. Okay!

6 months ago

Now 747

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Now 717

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6 months ago

Memory tip

We use the word mal in English, but we use it as a prefix. Think of words like malpractice, malice, malignant, malnutrition, etc. Mal=bad.

8 months ago

mal info.

To remember the Spanish word “mal,” think of the English word “malady,” which means a disease or ailment. This can help you link “mal” to negative health or general negativity.

Explanations: “Mal” in Spanish translates to “bad” or “ill” in English. It is often used to indicate that something is not good, not correct, or in a poor state of being.

Other words that mean the same thing: “Malo” (adjective form, for masculine nouns), “mala” (adjective form, for feminine nouns), “incorrecto” (incorrect), “enfermo” (ill), or “perjudicial” (harmful).

Alternate meanings/slang: “Mal” can sometimes be used in slang or colloquial expressions. For example, “Estar de malas” means to be in a bad mood or having bad luck.

Examples of sentences using “mal”:

1. Creo que esta leche sabe mal. (I think this milk tastes bad.)
2. Me siento mal hoy, creo que tengo fiebre. (I feel ill today, I think I have a fever.)
3. Hacer trampa en el examen está mal. (Cheating on the test is wrong.)
4. Estuvo mal no avisarle que la reunión fue cancelada. (It was bad not to tell him that the meeting was canceled.)
5. Me caí y ahora mi pierna está mal. (I fell and now my leg is in bad shape.)
6. Ella siempre encuentra algo mal en todo. (She always finds something wrong with everything.)

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