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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bringing or having bad luck)
a. jinxed
¡Eres gafe! Siempre que viajas con nosotros, pinchamos una goma.You're jinxed! Every time you come with us, we get a flat tire.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (bad luck)
a. jinx
Dos años sin ganar un solo partido. ¡No era gafe; era una maldición!Two years without a single win. It wasn't a jinx; it was a curse!
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Sabías que a Juan le han robado la moto? Y tú dices que no tiene el gafe.Did you know that Juan's had his motorcycle stolen? And you say he isn't jinxed.
Se me perdió el pasaporte. Debo de tener un gafe.I lost my passport. I must be jinxed.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (person who brings bad luck)
a. jinx
Mis amigos son muy supersticiosos y piensan que yo soy un gafe.My friends are very superstitious and think I'm a jinx.
b. jinxed (adjective)
Sí, hemos tenido una racha de mala suerte, pero no te vayas a creer que eres una gafe.Yes, we've had a run of bad luck, but don't go thinking you're jinxed.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. jinxed
ser gafeto be jinxed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. jinxed person
3. (general)
tener el gafeto be jinxed
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ser gafe to have a jinx (familiar); be jinxed (familiar); tener un día gafe to have a bad day; have an off day; un número con gafe an unlucky number
ser un gafe to have a jinx (familiar); be jinxed (familiar)
(mala suerte) jinx (familiar)
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