misery
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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. (poverty)
a. la miseria
(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).
My parents lost their jobs and we lived in misery for a few years.Mis padres perdieron sus trabajos y vivimos en miseria unos años.
2. (suffering)
a. el sufrimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our cat was dying, so our vet put it out of its misery.Nuestro gato se estaba muriendo, así que nuestro veterinario terminó con su sufrimiento.
b. el dolor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The abscess in my tooth is causing me a great deal of misery.El absceso de mi diente me causa un montón de dolor.
3. (unhappiness)
a. la pena
(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).
My sister refuses to get married because she wants to avoid the misery of ever getting divorced.Mi hermana se niega a casarse porque quiere evitar la pena de tener que divorciarse algún día.
b. la tristeza
(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).
We took our depressed friend to an amusement park in hopes of ending his misery.Llevamos a nuestro amigo deprimido a un parque de atracciones con la esperanza de acabar con su tristeza.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(miserable person) (United Kingdom)
a. el amargado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la amargada
(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).
If you weren't such a misery, you'd probably have more friends.Si no fueras tan amargado, tal vez tendría más amigos.
b. el aguafiestas
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la aguafiestas
(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).
We stopped inviting him to go out with us because he's a misery.Dejamos de invitarle a salir con nosotros porque es un aguafiestas.
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misery
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (unhappiness)
a. la tristeza f, infelicidad
(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 make somebody's life a miseryamargar la vida a alguien
to put an animal out of its miseryterminar con los sufrimientos de un animal
2. (hum)
a.
put him out of his misery!¡acaba de una vez con sus sufrimientos!
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a. el amargado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la amargado(a)
(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).
(person)
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misery [ˈmɪzərɪ]
noun
1 (sadness) tristeza (f); pena (f)
2 (poverty) miseria (f); pobreza (f)
to live in misery vivir en la miseria
3 (misfortune) desgracia (f)
a life of misery una vida desgraciada
4 (suffering) sufrimiento (m); dolor (m)
to put an animal out of its misery rematar a un animal (para que no sufra); to put sb out of his/her misery sacar a algn de la incertidumbre; to make sb's life a misery amargar la vida a algn
5 (Britain) (person) aguafiestas (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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