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"Wound" is a noun which is often translated as "la herida", and "ruin" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "arruinar". Learn more about the difference between "wound" and "ruin" below.
wound(
wund
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical injury)
a. la herida
(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 wound hasn't healed yet.Mi herida no ha sanado aún.
2. (emotional injury)
a. la herida
(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).
He left a wound in my heart.Él me dejó una herida en el corazón.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to physically injure)
a. herir
Two soldiers were seriously wounded during the attack.Dos soldados resultaron gravemente heridos en el ataque.
b. hacer una herida (accidentally)
He was distracted and wounded me with the knife.Estaba distraído y me hizo una herida con el cuchillo.
4. (to emotionally injure)
a. herir
Her actions wounded him forever.Sus actos lo dejaron herido para siempre.
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ruin(
ru
-
ihn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to damage)
a. arruinar
My washing machine has ruined all my clothes!¡La lavadora me arruinó toda la ropa!
b. echar a perder
Sandra ruined her homework by accidentally spilling coffee on it.Sandra echó a perder su tarea al derramarle café encima por accidente.
c. estropear
The sudden storm ruined our picnic.La tormenta repentina estropeó nuestro picnic.
d. echar por tierra
Cheer up! Don't let this small accident ruin your birthday party.¡Ánimo! No dejes que este pequeño incidente eche por tierra tu fiesta de cumpleaños.
e. destruir
The coat of paint ruined the piano. It is not as loud as it used to be.La mano de pintura destruyó el piano. Ya no suena tan fuerte como antes.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (demise)
a. la perdición
(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).
His temper is going to be his ruin.Su mal genio va a ser su perdición.
3. (finance)
a. la bancarrota
(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).
The president's policies are leading the country to ruin.Las políticas del presidente están llevando el país a la bancarrota.
ruins
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (remnants of a building)
a. las ruinas
(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).
Last year we visited the ruins of Machu Picchu.El año pasado visitamos las ruinas de Machu Picchu.
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