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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (ill luck)
a. misfortune
El corredor tuvo el infortunio de torcerse un tobillo.The runner had the misfortune to twist his ankle.
b. bad luck
Parece que el infortunio persigue al equipo.The team seems to be dogged by bad luck.
2. (calamity)
a. misfortune
No hay que reírse de los infortunios de los demás.You shouldn't laugh at the misfortunes of others.
b. disaster
La vida de Marta parece ser una cadena de infortunios.Marta's life seems to be one long string of disasters.
c. mishap (minor)
¡Cuántos infortunios podrían evitarse si habláramos más entre nosotros!How many mishaps could be avoided if we talked to each other more!
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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. (hecho desgraciado)
a. calamity, misfortune
2. (mala suerte)
a. misfortune, bad luck
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(mala suerte) misfortune; ill luck; (accidente) mishap;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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