粗末

English translation: shabby

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Japanese term or phrase:粗末
English translation:shabby
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10:36 Dec 15, 2016
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Japanese term or phrase: 粗末
Dear ProZ members,

I have a question for you about the 粗末な adjective.

I know that 粗末な物 indicates something poorly made, of bad quality. However, can I use it only for objects that are "bad quality" from the beginning, or can it also be referred to things that were good in principle but came to deteriorate with time, misuse, etc.?

Thank you very much!
Riccardo91
Italy
shabby
Explanation:
You could consider it in the same way as "shabby" in English and similarly things get shabby or run-down.
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David Patrick
Ireland
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Thanks!

Thanks also to Port City: I knew that word could be used as a "humble expression", but it's not my case. ^^
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shabby


Explanation:
You could consider it in the same way as "shabby" in English and similarly things get shabby or run-down.

David Patrick
Ireland
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Thanks!

Thanks also to Port City: I knew that word could be used as a "humble expression", but it's not my case. ^^
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