Quick answer
"Lost" is an adjective which is often translated as "perdido", and "missing" is an adjective which is also often translated as "perdido". Learn more about the difference between "lost" and "missing" below.
lost(
last
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (misplaced)
a. perdido
Never mind about your lost keys. I have an extra set.No te preocupes por tus llaves perdidas. Tengo otras.
2. (unable to find one's way)
a. perdido
That little boy looks like he's lost.Ese niño parece estar perdido.
3. (wasted)
a. perdido
Since he came out of prison, he's made up for lost time.Desde que salió de la cárcel, ha recuperado el tiempo perdido.
4. (that cannot be recovered)
a. perdido
Handwriting is becoming a lost art.Escribir a mano se está convirtiendo en un arte perdido.
5. (confused)
a. perdido
Wait a minute, I'm lost. Could you explain that again?Espera, me he perdido. ¿Podrías volver a explicarlo?
6. (presumed dead)
a. desaparecido
Her brother was lost in action.Su hermano se dio por desaparecido en combate.
7. (helpless)
a. perdido
I didn't know anyone at the party. I felt completely lost.No conocía a nadie en la fiesta. Me sentía totalmente perdido.
8. (engrossed)
a. absorto
Nicole was so lost in her book that she didn't hear the doorbell.Nicole estaba tan absorta en su libro que no escuchó el timbre de la puerta.
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missing(
mihs
-
ihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lost)
a. perdido
The poor dog is still missing.El pobre perro todavía está perdido.
2. (absent)
a. ausente
The missing student finally arrived to the fourth class.La estudiante ausente por fin llegó a la cuarta clase.
3. (disappeared)
a. desaparecido
The missing troop never returned.La tropa desaparecida nunca regresó.
4. (lacking)
a. desprovisto
The boy is missing his front teeth.El niño está desprovisto de sus dientes delanteros.
b. faltar
She is missing a shoe.A ella le falta un zapato.
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