desdichado
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desdichado(
dehs
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dee
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chah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wretched)
a. unhappy
Mi vecina es desdichada desde que murió su marido.My neighbor has been unhappy since her husband died.
b. unlucky
María se considera desdichada, pero hay gente que lo ha pasado peor.María considers herself unlucky, but I think many people have had it worse.
c. unfortunate
Mi amiga es tan desdichada que parece que le han echado un mal de ojo.My friend is so unfortunate that it seems someone cast the evil eye on her.
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).
2. (wretched person)
a. poor wretch
Ese desdichado lo ha pasado muy mal.That poor wretch has had a hard time of it.
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desdichado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (decisión, situación)
a. unfortunate
2. (persona; sin suerte)
a. unlucky
3. (sin felicidad)
a. unhappy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. poor wretch
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desdichadoa desdichada
adjective
1 [+persona] (infeliz) unhappy; (desgraciado) unlucky
¡qué desdichado soy! how wretched I am!
2 [+día] ill-fated
fue un día desdichado it was an ill-fated day
poor devil
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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