A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (extreme hardship)
a. poverty
Ahora son una familia acaudalada, pero antes vivían en la miseria.They are a wealthy family now, but they used to live in poverty.
b. destitution
La guerra causó miseria y hambruna entre los civiles.The war brought destitution and starvation to the civilians.
2. (tiny amount)
a. pittance
El trabajo paga una miseria, pero necesito el dinero.The job pays a mere pittance, but I need the money.
b. paltry amount
No voy a pagar 200 pesos por esta miseria de comida que me sirvieron.I'm not paying 200 pesos for this paltry amount of food on my plate.
3. (miserliness)
a. meanness
La miseria de Ruy es increíble. No quería pagar la propina.I can't believe Ruy's meanness. He didn't want to pay the tip.
b. stinginess
Me deshice de mi miseria y aprendí a compartir y ayudar a los más necesitados.I parted with my stinginess and learned how to share and help the less fortunate.
4. (adversity)
a. misfortune
Su enfermedad le trajo dolor y miseria.His illness brought him pain and misfortune.
b. misery
El programa de asistencia ayudará a reducir la miseria de los refugiados.The assistance program will help alleviate the refugees' misery.
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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. (pobreza)
a. poverty
2. (desgracia)
a. misfortune
3. (tacañería)
a. meanness
4. (vileza)
a. baseness, wretchedness
5. (poco dinero)
a. pittance
le pagan una miseriathey pay him next to nothing
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1 (pobreza) poverty; destitution
caer en la miseria to fall into poverty; vivir en la miseria to live in poverty
2 (insignificancia)
una miseria a pittance
a los pescadores les pagan una miseria trabajar como un esclavo, cobrando una miseria lavan, limpian, etc, todo por una miseria Suelen ser médicos en el paro que cobran una miseria
3 (tacañería) meanness; stinginess
4 (parásitos) fleas
; (p)
; (p)
estar lleno de miseria to be covered with vermin
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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