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"Desgraciado" is an adjective which is often translated as "unhappy", and "irresponsable" is an adjective which is often translated as "irresponsible". Learn more about the difference between "desgraciado" and "irresponsable" below.
desgraciado(
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grah
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syah
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad)
a. unhappy
Tantas desgracias lo han hecho un hombre desgraciado.So many tragedies have made him an unhappy man.
b. miserable
Esa familia ha sido muy desgraciada. Perdieron la casa y sus trabajos.That family has been very miserable. They lost their house and their jobs.
2. (luckless)
a. unlucky
No había manera de prevenirlo. Fue un accidente desgraciado.Nothing could have prevented it. It was an unlucky accident.
b. unfortunate
Nunca tuve novio porque soy muy desgraciada en el amor.I never had a boyfriend because I'm very unfortunate in my love life.
3. (unpleasant)
a. unfortunate
Alejandra es tan molesta y desgraciada que nadie la invita a ningún lado.Alejandra is so annoying and unfortunate that nobody invites her anywhere.
b. ill-favored
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mario es un hombre desgraciado que a nadie simpatiza.Mario is an ill-favored man and nobody likes him.
c. ill-favoured (United Kingdom)
Rompí con él porque es un desgraciado y me metió los cuernos.I broke up with him because he's ill-favoured and cheated on me.
4. (despicable)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mean
Eres una mujer cruel y desgraciada.You are a cruel and mean woman.
b. nasty
Aléjate de ese hombre desgraciado. Te va a arruinar la vida.Get away from that nasty man. He will ruin your life.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5. (sad person)
a. wretch
Hay muchos desgraciados viviendo una tragedia tras otra.There are a lot of wretches living misfortune after misfortune.
b. miserable person
Fui un desgraciado hasta que conocí a mi esposa, la persona que me cambió la vida.I was a miserable person until I met my wife, the person who changed my life.
6. (despicable person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. swine
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Luis me rayó el coche! Ese desgraciado me las va a pagar tarde o temprano.Luis scratched my car! That swine will pay for this sooner or later.
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irresponsable(
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rrehs
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pohn
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sah
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bleh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (reckless)
a. irresponsible
A mí me parece irresponsable por su parte que haga comentarios así el primer ministro.I think it's irresponsible of the prime minister to make comments like that.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (reckless person)
a. irresponsible person
En esta oficina hay tanto irresponsable. Así no hay forma de delegar.There are so many irresponsible people in this office. It makes it impossible to delegate.
b. irresponsible (adjective)
Eres una irresponsable. ¿Cómo pudiste no presentarte siquiera al examen?You're so irresponsible. How could you not even take the exam?
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