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desgraciado
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desgraciado(
dehs
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grah
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syah
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doh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad)
a. unhappy
Tantas desgracias lo han hecho un hombre desgraciado.So many tragedies have made him an unhappy man.
b. miserable
Esa familia ha sido muy desgraciada. Perdieron la casa y sus trabajos.That family has been very miserable. They lost their house and their jobs.
2. (luckless)
a. unlucky
No había manera de prevenirlo. Fue un accidente desgraciado.Nothing could have prevented it. It was an unlucky accident.
b. unfortunate
Nunca tuve novio porque soy muy desgraciada en el amor.I never had a boyfriend because I'm very unfortunate in my love life.
3. (unpleasant)
a. unfortunate
Alejandra es tan molesta y desgraciada que nadie la invita a ningún lado.Alejandra is so annoying and unfortunate that nobody invites her anywhere.
b. ill-favored
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mario es un hombre desgraciado que a nadie simpatiza.Mario is an ill-favored man and nobody likes him.
c. ill-favoured (United Kingdom)
Rompí con él porque es un desgraciado y me metió los cuernos.I broke up with him because he's ill-favoured and cheated on me.
4. (despicable)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. mean
Eres una mujer cruel y desgraciada.You are a cruel and mean woman.
b. nasty
Aléjate de ese hombre desgraciado. Te va a arruinar la vida.Get away from that nasty man. He will ruin your life.
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).
5. (sad person)
a. wretch
Hay muchos desgraciados viviendo una tragedia tras otra.There are a lot of wretches living misfortune after misfortune.
b. miserable person
Fui un desgraciado hasta que conocí a mi esposa, la persona que me cambió la vida.I was a miserable person until I met my wife, the person who changed my life.
6. (despicable person)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. swine
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¡Luis me rayó el coche! Ese desgraciado me las va a pagar tarde o temprano.Luis scratched my car! That swine will pay for this sooner or later.
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desgraciado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (afectado)
a. unfortunate
2. (sin suerte)
a. unlucky
3. (infeliz)
a. unhappy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (persona sin suerte)
a. born loser
5. (pobre infeliz)
a. miserable wretch
6. (canalla)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el muy desgraciado me robó el ordenadorthe swine stole my computer
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desgraciadoa desgraciada
adjective
1 [+persona] (sin suerte) unlucky; (infeliz) unhappy
desgraciado en (sus) amores unlucky in love; desgraciado en el juego unlucky at cards; fue desgraciado en su matrimonio he was unhappy in his marriage; ¡desgraciado de ti si lo haces! you'd better not do that!; it'll be the worse for you if you do that!
2 [+vida, existencia]
¡qué desgraciada existencia la mía! how wretched I am!; una vida desgraciada a wretched life; a life of misery
3 [+accidente, situación] unfortunate
una desgraciada elección an unfortunate choice; ese día desgraciado that ill-fated day
4 (Latinoamérica) (asqueroso) lousy (familiar)
1 (infeliz) poor wretch
lo tiene aquel desgraciado that poor wretch has got it; la hizo una desgraciada he put her in the family way; he brought shame upon her (eufemismo)
2 (miserable) swine (familiar)
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