damage
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damage(
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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. (destruction)
a. el daño
(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 damage that the war has caused to the country's infrastructure will take years to repair.El daño que la guerra ha causado a las infraestructuras del país tardará años en repararse.
b. los daños
(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 building sustained extensive damage in the earthquake.El edificio sufrió importantes daños en el terremoto.
2. (detrimental effect)
a. el daño
(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 rumors have caused damage to my reputation.Los rumores provocaron un daño a mi reputación.
b. el perjuicio
(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).
Floods have caused substantial economic damage this year.Este año, las inundaciones causaron un considerable perjuicio económico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to inflict harm on)
a. dañar
A famous painting was accidentally damaged by a visitor to the museum.Un visitante del museo dañó accidentalmente una pintura famosa.
4. (to cause a detrimental effect)
a. dañar
Poor defending is damaging the team's chances in this game.Una mala defensa está dañando las oportunidades del equipo en este partido.
b. perjudicar
Smoking can damage your health.Fumar puede perjudicar tu salud.
damages
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (legal)
a. los daños y perjuicios
(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 defendant had to pay one million dollars in damages.El demandado tenía que pagar un millón de dólares en daños y perjuicios.
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damage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (to machine, building)
a. el daños
(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. (to health, reputation)
a. el perjuicio m, daño
(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).
to do or cause damage to somethingocasionar daños a algo, perjudicar a algo
3. (law)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
damagesdaños y perjuicios
the damage is doneel daño ya está hecho
4. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
what's the damage?¿qué se debe?
damage limitationlimitación de daños
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (machine, building)
a. dañar
6. (health, reputation)
a. perjudicar, dañar
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damage [ˈdæmɪdʒ]
noun
1 (gen) daño (m); (visible, eg on car) desperfectos (m); (to building, area) daños
plural
; (p)
to do or cause damage to [+building] causar daños a; [+machine] causar desperfectos en; the bomb did a lot of damage la bomba causó muchos daños; not much damage was caused to the car el coche no sufrió grandes desperfectos
2 (to chances, reputation etc) perjuicio (m); daño (m)
to do or cause damage to sth/sb causar perjuicio a algo/algn; perjudicar algo/a algn
Have you thought about the damage you may be causing him? ...the damage that was done to her children's education This has done considerable damage to our cause
the damage is done el daño ya está hecho
It's time to move on: the damage is done, there's no point dwelling on it Once the damage is done, even modern surgery can't undo it entirely
what's the damage? (cost) ¿cuánto va a ser?; ¿qué se debe?
3 damages (Jur) daños (m) y perjuicios
transitive verb
(harm) dañar; [+machine] averiar; causar desperfectos en; [+health, chances, reputation] perjudicar
to be damaged in a collision sufrir daños en un choque
modifier
damage limitation exercise (n) campaña (f) para minimizar los daños
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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