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triste

  
triste
adjective
1. (unhappy)
a. sad
Se puso triste cuando supo que la había perdido.He felt sad when he knew he had lost her.
b. melancholy
Estaba muy triste porque no iba a volver a verlo.She felt very melancholy because she was not going to see him again.
2. (environment)
a. gloomy
Qué triste está este cuarto con las ventanas cerradas.This room looks very gloomy with windows closed.
3. (insignificant)
a. miserable
Lo hizo por cuatro tristes pesos.He did it for a few miserable pesos.
b. meager
Es un triste consuelo saber que no sufrió.Knowing he did not suffer is of meager comfort.
masculine noun
4. (song) (Argentina) (Peru)
a. sad song
No me gusta escuchar tristes los domingos por la noche.I do not like to listen to sad songs on Sunday evenings.
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
adjective
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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