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"Bereavement" is a noun which is often translated as "el pesar", and "mourning" is a noun which is often translated as "el luto". Learn more about the difference between "bereavement" and "mourning" below.
bereavement(
buh
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riv
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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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mourning(
mawr
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nihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (period of sadness)
a. el luto
(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 widow was in mourning for a total of two months after her husband had died.La viuda guardó luto durante dos meses después de que su esposo había muerto.
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).
All of the neighbors offered their condolences while the family was in mourning for their son who passed.Todos los vecinos dieron el pésame cuando la familia estaba de duelo por su hijo fallecido.
2. (clothing)
a. el luto
(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).
She wasn't allowed to come out of mourning and begin courting until two years after her husband's death.No se le permitía quitarse el luto y empezar a buscar un novio hasta dos años después de la muerte de su marido.
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