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triste

sad

adjective

triste
adjective
1. sad (persona)
  • no te pongas triste -> don't be sad
2. sad (que entristece) (noticia, suceso) ; gloomy, dreary (día, tiempo, paisaje) ; dull, dreary (color, vestido, luz)
  • es triste que… -> it's sad o a shame that…
  • ofrecen un triste espectáculo -> they present a sorry spectacle
3. (insignificante)
  • un triste sueldo -> a miserable salary
  • es un triste consuelo -> it's small consolation, it's cold comfort
  • ni un triste… -> not a single…
  • no tengo ni una triste radio -> I haven't even got a radio
4. poor (humilde)
  • un triste viejo -> a poor old man

triste [trees’-tay]
adjective
1. Sorrowful, sad (estado), mournful (canción).
2. Gloomy (cuarto), dismal (paisaje), heavy, morose.
3. Abject, mean, low.
4. Dull, gloomy, sombre, murky.
5. Sorry, sad. (Figurative)
6. Poor (pobre). (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
7. Shy (tímido). (Andes) (m)
  • Poner triste a uno -> to make somebody sad
  • Hizo un triste papel -> he cut a sorry figure
  • Su padre es un triste vigilante -> his father is just a poor old watchman

triste
adjetivo
1 (entristecido) [+persona] sad; (desgraciado) miserable; [+carácter] gloomy; melancholy
poner triste a algn to make sb sad; make sb unhappy; make sb miserable
el invierno me pone triste
me puse muy triste cuando me enteré de la noticia I was very sad when I heard the news
2 (entristecedor) [+noticia, canción] sad; [+paisaje] dismal; desolate; [+cuarto] gloomy
3 (mustio) [+flor] withered
4 (lamentable) sad; sorry
es triste verle así it is sad to see him like that; es triste no poder ir it's a pity o shame we can't go; hizo un triste papel he cut a sorry figure; la triste verdad es que ... the sad truth is that ...
5 (insignificante) miserable
no queda sino un triste penique there's just one miserable penny left; me dieron un triste trozo de pan para comer they gave me a miserable piece of bread for lunch
algún triste campesino su padre es un triste vigilante
6 (And) (tímido) shy; timid
(Latinoamérica) (canción) sad love song

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