agony
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical pain)
a. el dolor agudo
(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).
We didn't understand the cause of his agony until we realized that he had a broken arm.No entendíamos el por qué del dolor agudo hasta que nos dimos cuenta de que tenía un brazo quebrado.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was in absolute agony as the doctors tried to reset my dislocated shoulder.Estaba en un grito mientras los doctores trataban de colocarme el hombro dislocado.
The soldier screamed in agony after he got shot.El soldado gritaba, desesperado de dolor, después de que alguien le disparó.
2. (mental torment)
a. la angustia
(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 boss's cryptic message filled her with agony regarding whether she'd be fired.El mensaje críptico del jefe la llenó de angustia respecto de si la despedirían.
b. el martirio
(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 lengthy trial prolonged the defendant's agony.El largo juicio alargó el martirio del acusado.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I have no doubt my boyfriend is going through agonies of remorse, but I won't forgive his infidelity.No tengo dudas de que el remordimiento está atormentando a mi novio, pero no le voy a perdonar la infidelidad.
When are these colleges going to put us out of agony and announce who they accepted?¿Cuándo van estas universidades a dejar de hacernos sufrir y anunciar a quienes aceptaron?
3. (death throes)
a. la agonía
(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 grandfather was surrounded by friends and family during his final agony.Mi abuelo estuvo rodeado por sus amigos y su familia durante su agonía final.
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agony
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical pain)
a. el dolor intenso
(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).
2. (anguish)
a. la angustia f, agonía
(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).
to be in agonymorirse de dolor
it's agony walking in these shoesandar con estos zapatos es un martirio
agony auntconsultor(ora) m,f sentimental
agony columnconsultorio m sentimental
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agony [ˈæɡənɪ]
noun
1 (physical) dolor (m) agudo
I was in agony sufría dolores horrorosos
2 (mental) angustia (f)
to suffer agonies of doubt estar atormentado por las dudas; to be in an agony of impatience impacientarse mucho; it was agony! ¡fue fatal! (informal); the play was sheer agony la obra era una birria (informal)
3 (final agony, death agony) agonía (f)
he was in his final or death agony estaba agonizando
modifier
agony aunt (n) (Britain) columnista (f) del consultorio sentimental
agony column (n) (Britain) consultorio (m) sentimental
agony uncle (n) (Britain) columnista (m) del consultorio sentimental
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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