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"Bereavement" is a noun which is often translated as "el pesar", and "grief" is a noun which is often translated as "la pena". Learn more about the difference between "bereavement" and "grief" below.
bereavement(
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mihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (state of grieving)
a. el pesar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The couple felt a sense of bereavement when their only son left home.La pareja experimentó un sentimiento de pesar cuando su único hijo se fue de casa.
b. el duelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Friends and family helped Jean through the bereavement process after her husband's death.Los amigos y familiares de Jean la ayudaron a sobrellevar el proceso de duelo tras la muerte de su esposo.
c. el dolor por la pérdida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have never known bereavement, as no one close to me has died.No sé lo que es el dolor por la pérdida porque nadie cercano a mí ha muerto.
2. (death)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Due to a bereavement in his wife's family, John will be out of the office this week.Debido a la muerte de uno de los familiares de su esposa, John no estará en la oficina esta semana.
The family had suffered three bereavements in only a few months.La familia había sufrido la pérdida de tres seres queridos en tan solo pocos meses.
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grief(
grif
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (sorrow)
a. la pena
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Everybody feels grief over the loss of a dear friend.Todo el mundo siente pena por la pérdida de un amigo cercano.
b. el pesar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I understand your grief. I have lost a child too.Entiendo tu pesar. Yo también perdí a un hijo.
c. la aflicción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The widow is still struggling to overcome her grief.La viuda todavía lucha por superar su aflicción.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(inconvenience) (United Kingdom)
a. los problemas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I got a lot of grief for working with the competition.Trabajar con la competencia me trajo muchos problemas.
b. la guerra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That student is always giving grief in class.Ese alumno siempre está dando guerra en clase.
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