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"Blessing" is a noun which is often translated as "la bendición", and "curse" is a noun which is often translated as "la maldición". Learn more about the difference between "blessing" and "curse" below.
blessing(
bleh
-
sihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (religious)
a. la bendición
(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 pilgrims received the Pope's blessing during their stay in Rome.Los peregrinos recibieron la bendición del Papa durante su estancia en Roma.
2. (advantage)
a. la bendición
(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).
I thought that my dismissal was a tragedy, but it turned out to be a blessing.Creía que mi despido era una desgracia, pero resultó ser una bendición.
b. el beneficio
(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 blessings of living in a small town in the mountains are innumerable.Los beneficios de vivir en un pueblecito en las montañas son innumerables.
3. (approval)
a. la aprobación
(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 new budgets have the blessing of the chief executive of the company.Los nuevos presupuestos cuentan con la aprobación del director ejecutivo de la empresa.
b. el consentimiento
(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).
Mr. Wilde, I would like to ask for your blessing to marry your daughter.Señor Wilde, me gustaría pedir su consentimiento para casarme con su hija.
4. (gift)
a. la bendición
(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).
I had a great many problems getting pregnant, so this child is a blessing to me.Tuve muchísimos problemas para quedarme embarazada, así que este hijo es una bendición para mí.
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curse(
kuhrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (evil spell)
a. la maldición
(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).
I think that old witch put a curse on me.Creo que esa vieja bruja me echó una maldición.
2. (swearword)
a. la palabrota
(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).
He stamped off, muttering curses under his breath.Se fue indignado, diciendo palabrotas entre dientes.
b. la maldición
(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).
Once the groans and curses had died down, we explained what had happened.Después de que se calmaron los lamentos y maldiciones, les explicamos lo que había pasado.
3. (affliction)
a. la lacra
(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).
Greed and selfishness are the curse of modern-day society.La codicia y el egoísmo son la lacra de la sociedad moderna.
b. la cruz
(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).
Being a celiac has been my curse.Siendo celíaca ha sido mi cruz.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to express anger at)
a. maldecir
He sat down to wait for the next train, cursing his bad luck.Se sentó a esperar el próximo tren, maldiciendo su mala suerte.
5. (to put a spell on)
a. echar una maldición a
I really don't believe that witches exist or that somebody can curse you.Realmente no creo en las brujas ni en que alguien te pueda echar una maldición.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to swear)
a. soltar palabrotas
He burst into the room, shouting and cursing.Irrumpió en la sala, gritando y soltando palabrotas.
b. maldecir
Some people were crying. Others were cursing.Unos lloraban. Otros maldecían.
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