Triste in English | Spanish to English Translation and Dictionary
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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
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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