desgracia
feminine noun
1. misfortune (mala suerte)
  • ha tenido la desgracia de sufrir dos accidentes aéreos -> she's had the misfortune to be in two air accidents
  • bastante desgracia tengo ya con haber perdido mi trabajo -> it's bad enough having lost my job
  • por desgracia -> unfortunately
2. disaster (catástrofe)
  • desgracias personales -> casualties
  • es una desgracia que… -> it's a terrible shame that…
3. (expresiones)
  • caer en desgracia -> to fall into disgrace
  • es la desgracia de la familia -> he's the shame of the family

desgracia [des-grah’-the-ah]
noun
1. Misfortune, adversity, mishap, fatality. (f)
2. Misadventure, mischance, harm. (f)
3. Enmity, unfriendly disposition. (f)
4. Disgrace, state of being out of favor. (f)
5. Unpleasantness, rudeness of language and address. (f)
  • Correr con desgracia -> to be unfortunate in a design or undertaking
  • Caer en desgracia -> to be disgraced or put out of favor
  • La familia ha tenido una serie de desgracias -> the family has had a series of misfortunes

desgracia
1 (mala suerte) misfortune
tuve la desgracia de encontrármelo en el cine I had the misfortune to o I was unfortunate enough to run into him at the cinema
tuvimos la desgracia de perder a mi padre
por desgracia unfortunately
por desgracia, mañana no podré verte -¿tienes que estudiar hoy? -Sí, por desgracia
estar en desgracia to have constant bad luck; en la desgracia se conoce a los amigos a friend in need is a friend indeed
2 (revés) misfortune
la familia ha sufrido una serie de desgracias the family has suffered a series of misfortunes
tuvo la desgracia de perder joven a su marido
ha ocurrido una desgracia something terrible has happened; ha muerto, ¡qué desgracia! she has died, what a terrible thing (to happen)!; estos niños solo me traen desgracias these children are nothing but trouble
las desgracias nunca vienen solas it never rains but it pours
3
desgracias personales (víctimas) casualties
no hay que lamentar desgracias personales there were no casualties
4
caer en desgracia to lose favour o favor; (EEUU) fall from favour o favor; (EEUU)

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