disgrace
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disgrace(
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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. (shame)
a. la vergüenza
(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).
It is a disgrace what the government is allowing to happen in their own country to their own peopleEs una vergüenza lo que el gobierno permite que ocurra en su país con su propio pueblo.
b. la deshonra
(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).
The prodigal son was afraid that he had brought disgrace upon his family.El hijo pródigo temía haber traído la deshonra a su familia.
c. la ignominia
(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).
You can't imagine the disgrace she endured after the fiasco at the awards ceremony.Ni te imaginas la ignominia que vivió tras el fiasco en la ceremonia de entrega de premios.
d. el escándalo
(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).
(particular situation)
A real riot broke out during the wedding reception. It was an utter disgrace!En la fiesta de casamiento se armó una verdadera trifulca. ¡Fue un auténtico escándalo!
2. (disgraceful person or thing)
a. la vergüenza
(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).
You're a disgrace! You have so much talent, and you're just living in this dark hole with the curtains drawn.¡Eres una vergüenza! Tienes tanto talento, y aquí estás viviendo en este agujero oscuro con las cortinas corridas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to dishonor)
a. deshonrar
If that joker becomes president, he will disgrace our country.Si sale elegido el tipo ese, deshonrará a nuestro país.
4. (to make a fool of)
a. poner en ridículo
He got drunk today at the meeting, and totally disgraced himself.Se emborrachó en la junta de hoy y se puso totalmente en ridículo.
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disgrace
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (shame)
a. la vergüenza
(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).
it's a disgrace!¡es una vergüenza or un escándalo!
he is in disgrace with the partyel partido está muy disgustado con él
to resign in disgracedimitir a causa de un escándalo
he is a disgrace to his family/countryes una vergüenza or deshonra para su familia/país
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (person)
a. avergonzar
3. (family, country)
a. deshonrar
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disgrace [dɪsˈɡreɪs]
noun
1 (state of shame) deshonra (f); ignominia (f)
there is no disgrace in being poor no es ninguna deshonra ser pobre; to be in disgrace [+adult] estar totalmente desacreditado; haber caído en desgracia; [+pet, child] estar castigado
he was in disgrace because he had crashed his parents' car
she was sent home in disgrace la mandaron a casa castigada; to bring disgrace on deshonrar
2 (shameful thing) vergüenza (f)
it's a disgrace es una vergüenza; you're a disgrace! ¡lo tuyo es una vergüenza!; to be a disgrace to the school/family ser una deshonra para la escuela/la familia
3 (downfall) caída (f)
transitive verb
[+family, country] deshonrar
he disgraced himself se deshonró
she had disgraced herself by marrying beneath her the cat disgraced itself on the carpet the team in no way disgraced themselves ie they played pretty well considering
he was disgraced and banished lo destituyeron de su cargo y lo desterraron
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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