misfortune
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misfortune(
mihs
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fawr
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chuhn
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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. (bad luck)
a. la mala 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).
The president's first term was plagued by misfortune.El primer mandato del presidente estuvo plagado por la mala suerte.
b. el infortunio
(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).
Despite a life of misfortune, Raúl still has a positive outlook for the future.A pesar de una vida de infortunio, Raúl aún tiene una actitud positiva hacia el futuro.
c. la mala fortuna
(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).
Don't be so negative; that will only bring you misfortune.No seas tan negativo; eso solo te traerá mala fortuna.
2. (instance of bad luck)
a. la desgracia
(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 woman told me of the many misfortunes she had suffered in life.La mujer me contó de las muchas desgracias que había sufrido en la vida.
b. el infortunio
(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).
It was a misfortune that you weren't home when the baby fell ill.Fue un infortunio que no estuvieras en casa cuando el nene se enfermó.
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misfortune
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la desgracia
(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).
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misfortune [mɪsˈfɔːtʃən]
noun
desgracia (f)
companion in misfortune compañeroacompañera (m) (f) en la desgracia;a compañera I had the misfortune to meet him tuve la desgracia de conocerlo; it is his misfortune that he is lame tiene la mala suerte de ser cojo; that's your misfortune! ¡mala suerte!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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