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fatal

fatal(
fah
-
tahl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very bad)
a. terrible
Tengo un dolor de cabeza fatal.I have a terrible headache.
b. awful
Mi prima es una actriz fatal.My cousin is an awful actress.
2. (deadly)
a. fatal
Mi vecina tiene una enfermedad de la piel fatal.My neighbor has a fatal skin disease.
3. (unavoidable)
a. inevitable
"El final fatal se acerca. ¡Arrepiéntanse!" gritó el hombre."The inevitable end approaches. Repent!" screamed the man.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
4. (very badly)
a. terribly
Los niños del coro de la escuela cantan fatal.The children in the school choir sing terribly.
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fatal
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (mortal)
a. fatal
2. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. terrible, awful
lo que has hecho está fatalwhat you've done is awful o terrible
3. (inevitable)
a. inevitable
4. (seductor)
a.
mujer fatalfemme fatale
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
me cae fatalI can't stand him
pasarlo fatalto have a terrible o an awful time
sentirse fatalto feel terrible
fatal
adjective
1 (mortal) [+accidente, desenlace] fatal
un accidente fatal
2 (horrible) awful; terrible
tiene un inglés fatal his English is awful o terrible; la obra estuvo fatal the play was awful o terrible
3 (inevitable) [+plazo, cita] unavoidable
ese comentario fatal firmó su sentencia that ill-fated o disastrous comment sealed his sentence
adverb
terribly
lo pasaron fatal they had an awful o a terrible time (of it); cocina fatal he's an awful o a terrible cook; me encuentro fatal I feel awful o terrible
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