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feminine noun
1. pity (compasión)
2. shame, pity (pena)
  • dar lástima to be a crying shame
  • da lástima ver gente así it's sad to see people in that state
  • ¡qué lástima! what a shame o pity!
  • quedarse hecho una lástima to be a sorry o pitiful sight
1 (pena) pity; shame
es una lástima it's a pity o shame; es lástima que ... it's a pity o shame that ...; it's too bad that ...
dar lástima
toda esta pobreza me da mucha lástima such poverty makes me really sad
todos me dan lástima
es tan desgraciado que da lástima he's so unhappy I feel really sorry for him o I really pity him; es una película tan mala que da lástima it's a pathetic film; it's an awful film; it's such a pathetically bad film
¡qué lástima!
—hemos perdido —¡qué lástima! "we've lost" — "what a shame! o what a pity! o that's too bad!"; ¡qué lástima de hombre! isn't he pitiful?
sentir o tener lástima de algn to feel sorry for sb
2 (escena lastimosa) pitiful sight
estar hecho una lástima to be in a sorry o dreadful state
3 (queja) complaint; tale of woe
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