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"Wretched" is an adjective which is often translated as "desdichado", and "damned" is an adjective which is often translated as "condenado". Learn more about the difference between "wretched" and "damned" below.
wretched
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deeply afflicted)
a. desdichado
The wretched prisoners awaited in silence their fate.Los desdichados prisioneros esperaron en silencio su suerte.
b. desgraciado
The poet led a wretched life, and died in solitude.El poeta llevó una vida desgraciada y murió en soledad.
c. miserable
After the death of his children, his wretched existence became almost unbearable.Después de la muerte de sus hijos, su miserable existencia se volvió casi insoportable.
2. (deplorably bad)
a. espantoso
Many people live in wretched conditions in inner city areas.Muchas personas viven en condiciones espantosas en las zonas deprimidas de la ciudad.
b. horrible
With this wretched weather, the only place I want to be is home.Con este clima horrible, el único lugar donde quiero estar es en mi casa.
c. muy mal
The last time I ate at that restaurant, I felt wretched for days.La última vez que comí en ese restaurante, me sentí muy mal durante varios días.
3. (very annoying or despicable)
a. condenado
The neighbor's wretched rooster woke me up at 4 am.El condenado gallo del vecino me despertó a las 4 am.
b. maldito
That wretched dog won't stop barking!¡Ese maldito perro no para de ladrar!
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damned(
dahmd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (doomed to hell)
a. condenado
Dante beheld all the damned souls writhing in the filth.Dante contempló las almas condenadas retorciéndose en la mugre.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(utterly annoying)
a. maldito
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I don't want to hear any more of your damned excuses.Ya no quiero oír más de tus malditas excusas.
b. condenado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It takes half an hour to drive a mile with all this damned traffic.Toma media hora manejar una milla con este condenado tráfico.
c. pinche
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Well that damned dog scared the hell out of me!¡Pues que ese pinche perro me dio un tremendo susto!
d. verdadero
It's a damned tragedy what happened to your sister.Es una verdadera tragedia lo que le sucedió a tu hermana.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mmm. This cake is damned good!Mmm. ¡Este pastel está buenísimo!
That's a damned fine car you've got there!¡Ese carro que tienes es de lo mejor!
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (religious)
a. los condenados
(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 damned will suffer for all of eternity.Los condenados sufrirán por toda la eternidad.
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