disaster

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disaster(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (catastrophe)
a. el desastre
(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).
(M)
A disaster will occur if we don't stabilize the situation.Si no estabilizamos la situación, va a ocurrir un desastre.
b. la catástrofe
(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).
(F)
Earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters are common in this region.Los terremotos, inundaciones y otras catástrofes naturales son comunes en esta región.
2. (wreck)
a. el desastre
(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).
(M)
Oh, no! The turkey is burnt! What a disaster!¡Oh, no! ¡Se quemó el pavo! ¡Qué desastre!
3. (failure)
a. el desastre
(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).
(M)
She doesn't work, or study. She is a disaster.Ni trabaja ni estudia. Es un desastre.
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disaster
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la desastre m, catástrofe
(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).
(F)
disaster areazona catastrófica
2. (cinema)
a.
disaster moviepelícula de catástrofes
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disaster [dɪˈzɑːstəʳ]
noun
1 (catastrophe) desastre (m)
the whole thing was a public relations disaster it wasn't a total disaster the election result was a major disaster for the government
her attempt at the record ended in disaster disaster struck in the final lap of the race ie the car came off the track and broke up, or whatever Disaster struck when their jeep got stuck as they tried to cross a dried-up river in the Atacama region most of the hotel guests were asleep when the disaster struck disaster struck on the last leg of his epic voyage
2 (inept person) desastre (m)
she's a disaster when it comes to cooking
modifier
disaster area (n) zona (f) catastrófica
Louisiana was declared a disaster area
he's a walking disaster area es un puro desastre
disaster fund (n) fondo (m) de ayuda para casos de desastre
20 million dollars have been allocated to disaster relief programs the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which oversees disaster relief
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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