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translate/víctima">la víctima ( veek'-tee-mah )

(noun) victim, casualty

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1. En casos de abuso sexual, lo normal es no publicar el nombre de la víctima.

In cases of sexual assault, the standard practice is not to print the victim's name.

2. Esa banda fue víctima de su propio éxito. Siempre iba a ser difícil sacar un disco tan bueno como su primero.

That band was a victim of its own success. It was always going to be hard to put out an album as good as their first.

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No soporto a la gente que se hace la víctima. Son tan manipuladoras. ¡Pero yo las reconozco tan bien!

I cannot stand people who play the victim card. They are so manipulative. But I can recognize them from a mile away!

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La violencia de género es una de las peores lacras de nuestra sociedad en la que la víctima es manipulada hasta pensar que se lo merece. Repugnante.

Domestic violence is one of the worst scourges of our society in which the victim is manipulated to think that she/he deserves it. Disgusting.

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[Feel free to correct my English. Thank you]

  • It sure is disgusting - but not always this way round amigo. - ian-hill Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Too many are convinced it is somehow their fault. - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • "La violencia doméstica es una de las peores calamidades de nuestra sociedad en la cual la víctima es manipulada para pensar que se lo merece. Repugnante." - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Here we say "violencia de género". And using "hasta" implies that there is a process of manipulation. Greetings. :D - 003492fc Sep 1, 2013 flag
  • Perdón por corregir tu español. Ya vi tu perfil. Por acá no decimos "de género". Y "para" en lugar de "hasta" por aquello de "to...". Saludos a ti también! ;-) - 00e46f15 Sep 2, 2013 flag
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He is a victim of his own ego.

(Él) es una víctima de su propio ego.

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  • Charactoer assassination. - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Él tiene un ego del tamaño del Albert Hall, cuando uno del tamaño de un guisante podría ser más apropiado - ian-hill Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Acordado. :) - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Muy bien. De acuerdo! - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • He doesn't look like he's suffering too much. - mstivers Aug 31, 2013 flag
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I was the victim.

Yo era la víctima.

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Las víctimas de asalto sexual a menudo se sienten estigmatizadas por su comunidad.

The victims of sexual assault often feel stigmatized by their community.

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  • "feel" Good one, amiga. :) - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Gracias amiga ;) - 00b5f6c6 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Muy bien. You can also use "señaladas" instead of "estigmatizadas". - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Thank you Susy, now I know a new word (I didn't know that word-señaladas). Saludos!! - 00b5f6c6 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • You are welcome, lilium! I learn something new everyday from all of you! - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
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¿Eres la víctima? ¡Eres la víctima? Todo el mundo sabe que tú soltaste el primer puñetazo. Aunque creas que la culpa es mía, los hechos muestran que la culpa es en realidad tuya.

You're the victim? You're the victim?! Everyone knows that you threw the first punch. Even if you somehow believe that I'm to blame, the facts prove that you're actually at fault.

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Muchas veces las víctimas de la violencia doméstica no quieren llamar la policía.

Many times the victim of domestic violence don't want to call the police.

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  • That's true...it's a sad situation. - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • "las víctimas" and "the victims", Your verbs indicate that the subject is more than 1 person, Other than that minor nitpick, great job! - HackerKing Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Hey hey, I'm back! (Everyone can stop pining away now.) Now that your sentence is singular, 'don't forget to change 'doesn't' to 'don't'. :) - Findy Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Amazing ad! - mstivers Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • I fear it's really hard for beaten up husbands to ring the police.. - annierats Aug 31, 2013 flag
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Muchas veces, los hijos son las víctimas.

Often, the children are the victims.

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Claro que es malísimo ser una víctima de cualquier típo, pero las víctimas inocentes no han tenido ninguna suerte en la vida.

Obviously it's really bad to be a victim of whatever sort, but innocent victims really have had the least luck in life.

  • Bien, Annie, también puedes decirlo así: "... pero las víctimas inocentes han tenido la peor suerte que todos." Also, another way to say malísimo is "super malo". - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Yes, it is a sad fact. - rac1 Sep 1, 2013 flag
  • Yup. - katydew Sep 1, 2013 flag
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Al s Ser una víctima propiciatoria/un chivo expiatorio es sólo una parte del trabajo.

Being a scapegoat is just part of the job.

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SD dictionary Research: la víctima
víctima propiciatoria -> scapegoat

  • Doing what he was designed to do. - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • "Ser un chivo expiatorio es sólo parte del trabajo." -- víctima propiciatoria no es muy común, pero entiendo que es parte de la palabra del día. Chivo expiatorio es mucho más común. - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • I had wondered about that, Suzy. In the SD dictionary the only place I found it was under "víctima". I just found it in wordreference.com, too. - bandit51jd Aug 31, 2013 flag
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El víctima es que chico bajo

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  • Hola, ¡ Bienvenido! - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • "La víctima es el niño bajito/chaparro/chaparrito." So many options for "short"... - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
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¡Las víctimas de la guerra ya no peuden preguntarnos por nada más!

The victims of war can no longer ask anything of us!

Bosnia 1996

Bosnia 1996

  • Gracias, Susy. - Jubilado Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • "Las víctimas de la guerra ya no pueden preguntarnos por nada más." - 00e46f15 Aug 31, 2013 flag
  • Muy triste. - rac1 Aug 31, 2013 flag
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Mi perrito apenas puede caminar... una víctima de envejecimiento.

My dog barely can walk... a victim of old age.

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The victims of bullying in that school were miserable.

Las víctimas de la intimidación en esa escuela la pasaron horrible estuvieron miserable.

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  • "Las víctimas de intimidación en esa escuela la pasaron horrible." - 00e46f15 Sep 1, 2013 flag
  • Thanks Susy. Much appreciated. - katydew Sep 2, 2013 flag
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Mi perrito es a la víctima en a guerra

My dog is a victim of a war

war dogs rule vote if you agree!!!

  • "Mi perro es una víctima de la guerra." - 00e46f15 Sep 1, 2013 flag
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