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"Benign" is an adjective which is often translated as "benigno", and "too bad" is a phrase which is often translated as "lástima". Learn more about the difference between "benign" and "too bad" below.
benign(
bih
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nayn
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (favorable)
a. benigno
The areas bordering the Mediterranean enjoy a benign climate most of the year.Las zonas que bordean el Mediterráneo disfrutan de un clima benigno la mayor parte del año.
b. benéfico
Andres was a benign influence on his nephew, Paco, who grew up without a father.Andrés fue una influencia benéfica en la vida de su sobrino, Paco, quien se crió sin padre.
2. (kind)
a. benévolo
The spy's benign smile disarmed the guards, allowing her access to classified areas.La sonrisa benévola de la espía desarmaba a los guardias, lo que le permitía el acceso a las zonas secretas.
b. bondadoso
Don is a benign old man who is always nice to his neighbors.Don es un hombre bondadoso de edad avanzada que siempre es agradable con los vecinos.
3. (medicine)
a. benigno
Courtney was relieved to learn the lump discovered in her breast was benign.Courtney se sintió aliviada al saber que el bulto que se encontró en el seno era benigno.
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too bad(
tu
 
bahd
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. lástima
Too bad you couldn't come to Las Vegas with us. It was so fun!Lástima que no hayas podido venir a Las Vegas con nosotros. ¡Fue tan divertido!
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