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"Lucky" is an adjective which is often translated as "afortunado", and "wait" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "esperar". Learn more about the difference between "lucky" and "wait" below.
lucky(
luh
-
ki
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having luck)
a. afortunado
Miguel's a very lucky man.Miguel es un hombre muy afortunado.
You found a four-leaf clover? You're so lucky!¿Encontraste un trébol de cuatro hojas? ¡Qué afortunada eres!
b. suertudo
How did you not get a ticket? I can't believe how lucky you are.¿Cómo fue que no te pusieron multa? No puedo creer lo suertudo que eres.
2. (fortuitous)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He didn't know the answer. It was just a lucky guess.No sabía la respuesta correcta. Acertó por casualidad.
I had a lucky escape.Me salvé de milagro.
3. (bringing luck)
a. de la suerte
Eleven is my lucky number.El once es mi número de la suerte.
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wait(
weyt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to hold on)
a. esperar
I'm waiting for him to get out of his meeting so we can eat.Estoy esperando que salga de su reunión para que podamos comer.
2. (to postpone)
a. esperar
That can wait. This is more important.Eso puede esperar. Esto es más importante.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (delay)
a. la espera
(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).
Bowling is fun but the wait to get a lane is unbearable.Los bolos son divertidos, pero la espera para conseguir una pista es insoportable.
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