Quick answer
"Wrong" is an adjective which is often translated as "equivocado", and "mistake" is a noun which is often translated as "el error". Learn more about the difference between "wrong" and "mistake" below.
wrong(
rang
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incorrect)
a. equivocado
Sorry, I gave you the wrong number.Lo siento, te di un número equivocado.
b. incorrecto
This answer is wrong; you added instead of subtracting.Esta respuesta es incorrecta; sumaste en vez de restar.
2. (immoral)
a. malo
It's wrong to throw trash on the street.Es malo tirar la basura en la calle.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (incorrectly)
a. mal
I wrote your name wrong. Can you spell it for me again?Escribí mal tu nombre. ¿Me lo deletreas otra vez?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (morality)
a. el mal
(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).
My grandmother taught me right from wrong.Mi abuela me enseñó la diferencia entre el bien y el mal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to harm)
a. hacer daño
If you've wronged someone, you should ask for forgiveness.Si le has hecho daño a alguien, debes pedirle perdón.
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mistake(
mih
-
steyk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (gaffe, bad move)
a. el error
(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).
She made a few grammar mistakes but had perfect pronunciation.Hizo algunos errores gramaticales, pero su pronunciación era perfecta.
b. la equivocación
(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).
Coming to live here was a total mistake.Venir a vivir aquí fue una equivocación total.
2. (misunderstanding)
a. la equivocación
(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).
We sent it to you by mistake.Se lo enviamos por equivocación.
b. el error
(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).
There must be some mistake. I've never been to Arizona.Tiene que haber algún error. Yo nunca he estado en Arizona.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to wrongly identify)
a. confundir
They often mistook her for a famous model.A menudo la confundían con una modelo famosa.
4. (to fail to recognize)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It's impossible to mistake its smell.Su olor es inconfundible.
There's no mistaking her for a feeble woman.Está claro que no es una mujer débil.
5. (to misinterpret)
a. malinterpretar
The media mistook everything I said.Los medios de comunicación malinterpretaron todo lo que dije.
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