mercy
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mercy(
muhr
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si
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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. (indulgence)
a. la misericordia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The soldiers showed no mercy on the captured enemy troops.Los soldados no mostraron misericordia con los enemigos capturados.
b. la piedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The punishment was severe, and the prisoner begged for mercy.Era un castigo severo y el prisionero suplicó piedad.
c. la clemencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The international community begged for mercy, but the tyrant remained firm in his decision.La comunidad internacional pidió clemencia, pero el tirano se mantuvo firme en su decisión.
2. (lack of protection)
a. la merced
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The survivors of the wreckage were left at the mercy of the sea.Los sobrevivientes del naufragio quedaron a merced del mar.
3. (relief)
a. la bendición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The coming of the rains was a mercy to the farmers.La llegada de las lluvias fue una bendición para los agricultores.
b. la suerte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a mercy that no one was killed after such a terrible crash.Es una suerte que nadie falleciera en un accidente tan horrible.
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mercy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la compasión f, clemencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to have mercy on somebodytener compasión or apiadarse de alguien
to beg for mercysuplicar clemencia
to be at the mercy ofestar a merced de
we should be thankful for small mercieshabría que dar gracias de que las cosas no vayan aún peor
mercy killingeutanasia f
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mercy [ˈmɜːsɪ]
noun
1 (compassion) misericordia (f); (clemency) clemencia (f); piedad (f)
to beg for mercy pedir clemencia
to have mercy on sb tener misericordia or piedad de algn; tener clemencia para con algn
may God have mercy on your soul Allah have mercy on you the Duke of York had mercy on me and I was pardoned
have mercy! ¡por piedad!
God in His mercy el Señor en su infinita bondad
They bring to the Lord nothing but their open hands, ready to humbly receive whatever God in His mercy will give Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer
to show sb no mercy no mostrarse misericordioso or clemente con algn
no mercy was shown to the rioters no hubo clemencia para los revoltosos
2 (discretion)
to be at the mercy of sth/sb estar a merced de algo/algn
to be left to the tender mercies of sb especially quedar a merced de algn
to throw o.s. on sb's mercy ponerse en (las) manos de algn
3 (blessing)
it was a mercy that death came so quickly
his death was a mercy su muerte fue una bendición
it's a mercy that no-one was hurt es un milagro que nadie resultara herido; menos mal que nadie resultó herido
we should be grateful for small mercies y demos gracias, porque podría haber sido peor
modifier
mercy flight (n) vuelo (m) de ayuda para ayudar a alguien necesitado en una guerra etc; (para ayudar a alguien necesitado en una guerra etc)
a mercy flight to Britain has been arranged for a young Bosnian girl suffering from cancer
mercy killing (n) eutanasia (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "mercy"
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no mercy
no direct translation
have mercy
tener piedad
have mercy on
apiadarse de
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