There are 2 main translations of broken in Spanish

: broken1broken2


Pronunciation /ˈbroʊkən/ /ˈbrəʊk(ə)n/

See Spanish definition of roto

past participle

There are 2 main translations of broken in Spanish

: broken1broken2


roto, adj.


  • 1

    • 1.1(smashed, damaged)

      (window/vase/chair) roto
      (bone) roto
      (bone) quebrado Latin America
      broken glass vidrios rotos
      • she's got a broken arm tiene un brazo roto
      • are you OK? — yes, no broken bones ¿estás bien? — sí, no me he roto ningún hueso
      • do not apply to broken skin no aplicar si hay cortes, rasguños etc
      • There's no quick or easy way to clean up a broken bottle of maple syrup.
      • Everyone survived but the poor girl has her arm broken and several stitches.
      • Last month's dispatches from the olive groves report internationals with broken ribs, broken arms and other injuries.
      • He suffered two broken legs, two broken arms, a broken collarbone and head injuries in the accident which happened in Bullar Road, Bitterne.
      • Joey was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and some bruises.
      • The Three Horseshoes Mall has seen an increase in crime including broken drainpipes, smashed bottles and graffiti daubed on shop windows.
      • We know she suffered a wound to her head as well as a broken arm, and broken legs, and a spinal injury, and her physical pain was clearly reflected in her strained smile.
      • And he'd collapse in sobs as his broken leg and arm twitch in painful spasms from the sudden movement.
      • Accidents may be inevitable in such a risk-taking environment, but the worst that has happened in three years is two broken arms and one broken leg.
      • A week in a coma and three months in hospital were about right for his fractured skull and pelvis, broken leg, arm and collarbone.
      • He suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and wounds to his head and upper body and was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital.
      • Arming myself with some broken furniture I crept back downstairs.
      • The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.
      • Left in a building, Isa crawled through a broken fan vent at 3 am and ran for help.
      • When I told her the name of the backpacker hostel, where I had a stuffy room with a broken fan, she immediately suggested we go there.
      • Playgrounds in Iqaluit are great, but I'm worried about the safety because they're always broken.
      • About 750 of its residents are homeless, and many are sick, some with broken bones.
      • The council has revealed potential health hazards, like broken rails and track wear and tear, have led to the closure.
      • Anne still had no money, no good job prospects, poor health, broken plumbing, and three scarred kids.
      • If a tooth has been broken, or weakened by a lot of decay or a large filling, a crown can be fitted to strengthen it.

    • 1.2(not working)

      (toy) roto
      (clock) roto
      (clock) descompuesto Latin America

  • 2

    (voice) quebrado
    (voice) entrecortado
    she died of a broken heart murió de pena
    • he's a broken man está destrozado / deshecho
    • Johnny Bonner is one of the broken people of the world but he's kept alive by being part of a river of song, and he needs to share it.
    • But he then appeared quite a broken person as he was led away, didn't say any further words.
    • Mary was one of those broken people, a life thwarted from what it could be.
    • These broken people who may never have the chance to lead normal and fruitful lives are not completely in despair.
    • This is the story of how a broken person forms his identity and forges his armour.
    • We are, many of us, aware that we're not perfect, that we are in fact broken people.
    • There is something more remarkable still, for the Lord has a response to these broken people.
    • They were all looking at him, every one of the kids, as they saw what a broken person he had become.
    • A broken man, Sheriff flees into exile on an oil tanker and declares himself a refugee when the ship reaches international waters.
    • About an hour and a half later, I was a broken woman.
    • Tom Fitzpatrick, defending, said Turner was a broken man.
    • Lorry driver Kevin Callan died a broken man at the age of 45.
    • From then on, the Eagles looked a broken team, worn down by the heat of the day and the determined efforts of the Knights to match their powerful pack.
    • Mr Crowe is compelling as the broken scientist with a heavy conscience.
    • As the contemporary story begins it's that broken kid, Dave, we first focus on, now a damaged adult.
    • The accident has left her a broken woman and an inadequate mother to their young daughter, Ruthie.
    • In the end the brave man who survived the Normandy landings had to admit defeat and it left him a broken man.
    • As he shuffled into court, his hands and legs chained, Nick du Toit looked a broken man.
    • Yet the notion of Clinton as a broken man is one with which he will have no truck.
    • He died a broken man and was buried only a couple of miles away from his birthplace.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (marriage) deshecho
      a broken home un hogar deshecho
      • Also, Frank's broken relationship with Brenda leaves something to be desired in the way of resolution.
      • Maggie is fleeing a broken relationship when she encounters a teenage girl on the train.
      • A broken relationship with a boyfriend dealt a serious blow to her confidence and again was made out to be a major catastrophe.
      • Kelly, had a broken relationship that causing was her a great deal of distress.
      • Jennifer Lopez has blamed her plethora of broken relationships on her fear of being alone.
      • Many of our clients have this view of life, they have a history of broken relationships, either with their parents or their girl friends/wives.
      • It is often not easy to mend a broken relationship in a women's group.
      • How does one deal with the pain of broken relationships, especially if the breakup was not by mutual agreement?
      • She wanted to start re-establishing her broken relationship with her sister.
      • The last month had been hell for both of us with broken relationships to deal with on top of finals to complete.
      • Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.
      • They tell of a sad trip through a winter landscape away from a broken love-affair.

    • 3.2(not fulfilled)

      (promise/contract) roto
      (trust) defraudado

  • 4

    • 4.1(interrupted, patchy)

      she'd only had a few hours' broken sleep había dormido poco y mal, despertándose cada dos por tres
      • there will be periods of broken sunshine habrá intervalos soleados
      • a broken line una línea discontinua

    • 4.2(irregular, rough)

      (ground) accidentado
      (coastline) recortado
      (coastline) irregular
      • Witness Mr Fogarty an engineer agreed with this, stating that it was not a good place to overtake and that the broken white line was misleading.
      • What is the point of painting double parallel, barred white lines down the middle of the road, when a single broken white line has told us for years where the middle of the road is?
      • If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.
      • A broken white line meant to divide the street into lanes inexplicably bends, crossing it.
      • The broken continuity can be explained in terms of Marxist value theory.
      • They have yellow eyes and facial disks that are mostly white, edged with broken black rings.
      • Whilst considering the other end of the road I have noticed that at the roundabout there you find broken lines crossing the carriageway at an oblique angle.
      • Most of the Mfengu designs of that period were lozenges, broken lines, triangles, and stripes.
      • Fourteen dancers explored intricate movement and gestures, broken lines and dissected flows.
      • A bright, vermilion ground has been almost obliterated by some 17 rectangles meeting on broken lines.
      • Because the weather is continuing in such a broken fashion, it will mean delays of up to five or six weeks for most farmers.
      • Instead, he makes allusions to history and social realities through bold, broken lines.
      • I felt I was there for a reason: to finally connect two ends of a long broken line.
      • Do you see the arrow points to a broken line, and adjacent to the broken line is the letter.
      • The broken line has arrows pointing to both B and C; this indicates that the similarity relation may also go in both ways.
      • The results from both are given in the graphs as separate curves in broken lines and they are quite similar.
      • High above the building rooftop across the alley birds flew a broken black line in blue night sky.
      • The broken lines represent limiting values based on data of Burton.
      • What is shown is a broken line whose starting and ending points are denoted by the same letter.
      • Data points for control plants are joined by broken lines for clarity.
      • Through a slick sheen of soft rain the broken surfaces of the pavement spread out before me.
      • Three hours later, we finally shake the sand off our boots onto the broken, rocky surface of Ice Valley.
      • Comfort for passengers was good at all times, even on the most broken surfaces, though the ride often feels quite firm.
      • The Seat, you feel, could cope as well with a buckled road across a midlands bog as with the broken surfaces in towns and cities.
      • Its suspension easily absorbed broken street surfaces and the precise steering made it easy to place in traffic.
      • I found it did get unsettled when pushed hard on broken surfaces.
      • Although you can hear bangs as the car rides over the broken surfaces, comfort levels for occupants remain very good.
      • Cross broken ground and follow the line of fence posts to the top of the hill.
      • Two ambulances had appeared from somewhere behind the tanks and were bumping and bucking as fast as their drivers dared take them across the broken ground.
      • The impact of each bolt tore deep wounds in the broken ground, sending the survivors reeling backward.
      • Rianey was running for the broken ground ahead, where she'd have some cover.
      • When the eggs are ready, the female deposits each egg in turn on the sea bed, generally in areas of broken ground, where the eggs can be anchored to rocks.
      • Of course patches of gravel might not be bars they may be just broken ground with the same depth as surrounding water, still good features though.
      • If the ground you are casting onto has areas of broken rocky ground or shallow reef, then fish will feed through the ebb tide as well.
      • It sounded like the ground was pursing it's lips as diggers shuffled their boots on the broken ground underfoot.
      • Mainly found over broken ground, small eels are less discerning in their choice of habitat.
      • Just short of the summit of the bealach climb the broken and craggy slopes west to a ridge high above the Garbh Coire of Ben Alder.
      • Yet its weight and density provided my only hope of getting near the broken ground and the bass.
      • The suspension copes well with our broken streets and bumpy corners hold no fears for it.
      • The road was uneven, full of random stones and broken asphalt, thrusting themselves in all directions.

  • 5

    in broken English en inglés chapurreado