Quick answer
"Fortune" is a noun which is often translated as "la fortuna", and "fate" is a noun which is often translated as "el destino". Learn more about the difference between "fortune" and "fate" below.
fortune(
fawr
-
chihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (wealth)
a. la fortuna
(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).
She never had to work because she inherited her family's fortune.Nunca tuvo que trabajar porque heredó la fortuna de su familia.
2. (luck)
a. la suerte
(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).
My son had the good fortune of getting into the college of his choice.Mi hijo tuvo la buena suerte de ser admitido en la universidad de su elección.
b. la fortuna
(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 wish you good fortune in all of your future endeavors.Te deseo buena fortuna en todos tus proyectos futuros.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a lot of money)
a. el dineral
(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).
Thankfully, we managed to raise a fortune at the charity fundraiser.Afortunadamente, logramos recolectar un dineral con la recaudación de fondos de la organización benéfica.
b. el platal
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We spent a fortune on diapers alone after our baby was born.Gastamos un platal solamente en pañales después de que nuestro bebé naciera.
c. el pastón
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The thieves stole a fortune from the bank this afternoon.Los ladrones robaron un pastón del banco esta tarde.
4. (fate)
a. el destino
(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 general reminded his soldiers that fortune always favors the brave.El general les recordó a sus soldados que el destino siempre favorece a los valientes.
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fate(
feyt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (destiny)
a. el destino
(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 don't believe in fate. I think we make our own choices.No creo en el destino. Creo que tomamos nuestras propias decisiones.
b. el sino
(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 don't know what fate has in store for me, and that's how I like it.No sé lo que me aguarda el sino, y así me gusta.
2. (person's lot in life)
a. la suerte
(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 never imagined that my fate would be to be the owner of a restaurant on the beach.Nunca me imaginé que mi suerte sería ser dueño de un restaurante en la playa.
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