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"Dichoso" is an adjective which is often translated as "happy", and "maldito" is an adjective which is often translated as "darn". Learn more about the difference between "dichoso" and "maldito" below.
dichoso(
dee
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choh
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soh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (full of happiness)
a. happy
Se sintió muy dichosa cuando nació su hija.She felt very happy when her daughter was born.
2. (favored by good luck)
a. fortunate
Soy muy dichosa de tener una familia que me apoya.I'm very fortunate to have a family that supports me.
b. lucky
Dadas las circunstancias, podemos considerarnos dichosos de estar todavía vivos.Considering the circumstances, we can count ourselves lucky to still be alive.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blasted)
a. damn
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Apaga de una vez el dichoso teléfono!Turn off that damn phone once and for all!
b. blessed
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Ya se ha estropeado otra vez el dichoso coche!That blessed car broke down again!
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maldito(
mahl
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dee
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (contemptible)
a. darn
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ese maldito perro no deja de ladrar.That darn dog won't stop barking.
b. damn
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Si crees eso, eres un maldito idiota.If you believe that, you're a damn fool.
2. (condemned)
a. damned
Fue maldito por sus pecados.He was damned for his sins.
b. cursed
Nuestra casa está maldita.Our house is cursed.
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