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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lost)
a. missing
Ya pasaron seis meses y nadie sabe nada del niño desaparecido.It's been six months, and nobody knows anything about the missing boy's whereabouts.
2. (dead)
a. late
La desaparecida multimillonaria le dejó su herencia entera a su perro.The late billionaire left her entire estate to her dog.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (lost person)
a. missing person
La policía está verificando si la víctima no identificada figura en desaparecidos.The police is checking if the unidentified victim is listed as a missing person.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extraviado)
a. missing
2. (ya no existente)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el desaparecido John Lennonthe late John Lennon
la desaparecida Sociedad de Nacionesthe now defunct League of Nations
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. missing person
ha habido veinte muertos y tres desaparecidostwenty people have been killed and three are missing
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desaparecidoa desaparecida
[+persona, objeto] missing; [+especie] extinct; (Latinoamérica) (Política) missing
el libro desaparecido the missing book; tres continúan desaparecidos three are still missing; uno de los animales desaparecidos one of the extinct animals; desaparecido en combate missing in action; MIA
Dijo que esperaba solucionar con EE.UU el conflicto sobre los [desaparecidos en combate] durante la guerra de Indochina en el período entre 1960 y 1970.
(Latinoamérica) (Política) missing person
los desaparecidos missing persons
; (p)
número de muertos, heridos y desaparecidos number of dead, wounded and missing
Los desaparecidos is the name given to those who disappeared during the military dictatorships in the Southern Cone in the 1970s. Thousands of people were taken from their homes, schools and places of work and never seen again. Few of "the disappeared" were ever found alive, although a certain number of bodies were recovered in mass graves. Families of the victims joined forces to form pressure groups like Argentina's Madres y Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo, but although some managed to identify and recover the bodies of their relatives, the perpetrators were rarely brought to justice.
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Phrases with "desaparecido"
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desaparecido en combate
missing in action
ha desaparecido
he has disappeared, you have disappeared
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