damn
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damn(
dahm
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to condemn)
a. condenar
This family trip was damned from the start.Este viaje en familia estaba condenado al fracaso desde el principio.
2. (to curse)
a. maldecir
A witch damned the house, and it is said that now it is full of ghosts.Una bruja maldijo la casa y dicen que ahora está llena de fantasmas.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(detestable)
a. maldito
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That damn rat has destroyed every box in the junk room.Esa maldita rata ha destrozado todas las cajas del trastero.
b. condenado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
That damn policeman knows too much about the crime.Ese condenado policía sabe demasiado del crimen.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4.
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
This cat is damn clever; he opened the window, and came into the house.Este gato es de lo más listo, abrió la ventana y entró en casa.
This tea is damn hot!¡Este té está ardiendo!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(used to express anger or annoyance)
a. caray
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Damn! Why didn't you tell me you were going to come to the party?¡Caray! ¿Por qué no me dijiste que venías a la fiesta?
b. maldita sea
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Damn! The alarm clock was deactivated!¡Maldita sea! ¡La alarma estaba desactivada!
c. carajo
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Damn! I got my finger caught in the door.¡Carajo! Me machuqué el dedo con la puerta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(something not worthy)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Forget about that dress; it's not worth a damn.Olvídate de ese vestido, no vale nada.
She doesn't like her job; that's why she doesn't give a damn about it.A ella no le gusta su trabajo, por eso, le importa un bledo.
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damn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't give a damnme importa un bledo
it's not worth a damnno vale un pimiento
damn!¡maldita sea!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (colloquial)
a. maldito(a)
you damn fool!¡maldito idiota!
it's a damn nuisance!¡qué fastidio!
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
damn goodgenial, buenísimo(a)
damn allnada de nada
he knows damn all about politicsno tiene ni la más remota idea or
you know damn well what I mean!¡sabes de sobra lo que quiero decir!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (criticize severely)
a. vapulear, criticar duramente
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
damn the expense/the consequences!¡a la porra con los gastos/las consecuencias!
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
well I'll be damned!¡que me aspen!, ¡madre mía!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
7. (colloquial)
a. ¡maldita sea!
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damn [dæm]
transitive verb
1 (Rel) (condemn) condenar
the effort was damned from the start desde el principio el intento estaba condenado a fracasar; the critics damned the book los críticos pusieron or tiraron el libro por los suelos; I'll see him damned first antes lo veré colgado
to damn sth/sb with faint praise despachar algo/a algn con tímidos elogios
In recent months he has consistently damned the government with faint praise, but earlier this week he issued an appeal for continuity Why you English seem oblivious to his talents and damn him with faint praise is totally beyond us
2 (swear at) maldecir
3 (in exclamations)
damn it! ¡maldita sea! (informal); damn him/you! ¡maldito sea/seas! (informal); damn this car! ¡al diablo con este coche!; well I'll be damned! ¡caramba! (informal); ¡vaya! (informal); I'll be damned if I will! ¡ni en broma!; ¡ni pensarlo!; ¡ni de coña! (very_informal); (Esp)
interjection
¡maldita sea! (informal); ¡caray! (informal); ¡me cago en la leche! (very_informal); (Esp) ¡carajo! (vulgar); (LAm)
noun
I don't give a damn me importa un pito or bledo (informal); me importa un carajo (vulgar); it's not worth a damn no vale un pimiento (informal); no vale un carajo (vulgar)
adjective
maldito (informal); condenado (informal); fregado (informal); (LAm)
damn Yankee (US) sucioasucia yanqui (m);a sucia
adverb
it's damn hot/cold! ¡vaya calor/frío que hace!; ¡hace un calor/frío del demonio! (informal); he's damn clever! ¡mira que es listo!; ¡es más listo que el hambre! (informal); he damn near killed me por poco me mata; casi me mata
I damn near died!
"did you tell him so?" — "damn right, I did!" —¿eso le dijiste? —¡pues claro! or ¡ya lo creo!
He damn well insulted me
I should damn well think so! ¡hombre, eso espero!
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