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ruina
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ruina(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (finance)
a. ruin
La crisis de 2008 nos dejó en un estado de ruina económica.The crisis in 2008 left us in a state of financial ruin.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(destruction)
a. ruin
Los terroristas prometieron llevar la ruina a las naciones imperialistas del mundo.The terrorists promised to bring ruin to the imperialist nations of the world.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(mess)
a. wreck
Sonia es una auténtica ruina desde que Juan la dejó.Sonia is a total wreck since Juan left her.
4. (construction)
a. collapse
Evacuaron el edifico porque amenazaba ruina.They evacuated the building because it was on the verge of collapse.
ruinas
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (remains)
a. ruins (plural)
A los turistas les encanta visitar las ruinas romanas.Tourists love to visit roman ruins.
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ruina
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (quiebra)
a. ruin
dejar en o llevar a la ruina a alguiento ruin somebody
estar en la ruinato be ruined
su negocio es una ruinahis business is swallowing up his money
2. (destrucción)
a. destruction
amenazar ruinato be about to collapse
el alcohol será su ruinadrink will be the ruin o ruination of him
ruinasruins
3. (persona)
a. wreck
estar hecho una ruinato be a wreck
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ruina
1 (Economía) ruin
estaba al borde de la ruina he was on the brink of (financial) ruin; la empresa le llevó a la ruina the venture ruined him (financially); estar en la ruina to be ruined; tanto gastar en viajes va a ser mi ruina spending all this money on travel is going to cost me a fortune
la ruina económica del país
2 [de edificio] collapse
amenazar ruina to threaten to collapse; be about to fall down
esta casa amenaza ruina
3 [de imperio] fall; decline; [de persona] ruin; downfall
el alcohol va a ser mi ruina alcohol will be the ruin of me; alcohol will be my downfall; esto contribuyó a su ruina política this contributed to his political downfall
4 (persona ajada)
estar hecho una ruina to be a wreck; look a wreck
5 ruinas ruins
han descubierto unas ruinas romanas they have discovered some Roman ruins; el castillo está en ruinas the castle is in ruins
6 (Jur) bird (muy_familiar); prison sentence
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