fortune
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fortune(
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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. (wealth)
a. la fortuna
(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).
She never had to work because she inherited her family's fortune.Nunca tuvo que trabajar porque heredó la fortuna de su familia.
2. (luck)
a. la suerte
(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).
My son had the good fortune of getting into the college of his choice.Mi hijo tuvo la buena suerte de ser admitido en la universidad de su elección.
b. la fortuna
(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).
I wish you good fortune in all of your future endeavors.Te deseo buena fortuna en todos tus proyectos futuros.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(a lot of money)
a. el dineral
(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).
Thankfully, we managed to raise a fortune at the charity fundraiser.Afortunadamente, logramos recolectar un dineral con la recaudación de fondos de la organización benéfica.
b. el platal
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
We spent a fortune on diapers alone after our baby was born.Gastamos un platal solamente en pañales después de que nuestro bebé naciera.
c. el pastón
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The thieves stole a fortune from the bank this afternoon.Los ladrones robaron un pastón del banco esta tarde.
4. (fate)
a. el destino
(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).
The general reminded his soldiers that fortune always favors the brave.El general les recordó a sus soldados que el destino siempre favorece a los valientes.
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fortune
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (riches)
a. la fortuna
(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).
to make a or one's fortunehacer una fortuna
2. (colloquial)
a.
it cost me a (small) fortuneme ha costado una fortuna
3. (luck)
a. la suerte f, fortuna
(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).
good/bad fortunebuena/mala suerte
the changing fortunes of…los avatares de…
to tell somebody's fortunedecir a alguien la buenaventura
fortune cookiegalleta de la suerte
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fortune [ˈfɔːtʃən]
noun
1 (luck) fortuna (f); suerte (f)
by good fortune por fortuna; we had the good fortune to find him tuvimos la suerte de encontrarlo; the fortunes of war las vicisitudes or las peripecias de la guerra; he restored the company's fortunes restableció la prosperidad de la empresa; devolvió el éxito a la compañía; to seek one's fortune elsewhere buscar fortuna en otro lugar
He left Maryland to seek his fortune elsewhere Lack of agricultural work encouraged many young men and women to seek their fortune in the nearby city
to try one's fortune probar fortuna
2 (fate) suerte (f); destino (m)
to tell sb's fortune decir a algn la buenaventura
she tells fortunes She tells fortunes, only the police won't let her charge anything
3 (property, wealth) fortuna (f)
to come into a fortune heredar una fortuna; to marry a fortune casarse con un hombre/una mujer acaudaladoaacaudalada;a acaudalada
4 (huge amount of money) dineral (m); platal (m) (informal); (LAm)
to cost a fortune costar un ojo de la cara (informal); valer un dineral; to make a fortune enriquecerse; ganar un dineral; a small fortune un montón de dinero; un dineral
modifier
fortune cookie (n) especially (US) galleta china con un mensaje sobre la suerte
fortune hunter (n) cazafortunas (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "fortune"
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good fortune
la buena suerte
fortune-teller
el adivino
fortune cookie
la galleta de la suerte
make a fortune
ganar una fortuna
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