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calamidad

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calamidad(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (misfortune)
a. calamity
El hundimiento del Titanic fue una calamidad.The sinking of the Titanic was a calamity.
b. disaster
La sequía fue una calamidad para los granjeros locales.The drought was a disaster for the local farmers.
2. (useless person)
a. walking disaster
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ana quemó la comida. Más que una mano que ayuda, fue una calamidad.Ana burned the food. She was more of a walking disaster than a helping hand.
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calamidad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. calamity
pasar calamidadesto suffer great hardship
2. (fig)
a.
ser una calamidadto be a dead loss
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calamidad
(desastre) calamity; disaster; (persona)
es una calamidad he's a dead loss (familiar); estar hecho una calamidad to be in a very bad way; ¡vaya calamidad! what terrible luck!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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