la perdición
-the ruin
See the entry for perdición.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (destruction)
a. ruin
Juntarse con aquellos chicos fue la perdición de Miguel, porque empezó a beber y a fumar.Hanging out with those guys was Miguel's ruin because he started drinking and smoking.
b. downfall
La perdición de la niña fue querer adelgazar a toda costa.The girl's downfall was wanting to lose weight no matter what.
c. undoing
La relación de Bea con el jefe fue su perdición, ya que terminó perdiendo su empleo y su reputación.Bea's relationship with her boss was her undoing because she ended up losing her job and her reputation.
2. (religious)
a. perdition
La manzana fue la perdición de Adán y Eva en el Paraíso.The apple was Adam and Eve's perdition in Paradise.
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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. (general)
a. ruin, undoing
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
(Religión) perdition; undoing; ruin
fue su perdición it was his undoing; será mi perdición it will be the ruin of me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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