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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wrong)
a. equivocado
I thought I only owed $100, but I was mistaken. I owe $200.Creí que solo debía $100, pero estaba equivocado. Debo $200.
b. confundido
Sir, you are mistaken. This package is for another office.Señor, usted está confundido. Este paquete es para otra oficina.
2. (erroneous)
a. falso
Stewart is under the mistaken impression that his good looks will make up for his lack of work ethic.Stewart tiene la falsa impresión de que su atractivo compensará su falta de ética en el trabajo.
b. equivocado
Willy tried to explain to his captors that it was case of mistaken identity, but they wouldn't listen to him.Willy trató de explicarles a sus captores que era un caso de identidad equivocada, pero no le hacían caso.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (belief, impression)
a. equivocado(a), erróneo(a)
to be mistakenestar equivocado(a)
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mistaken [mɪsˈteɪkən]
[+belief, idea] equivocado; falso
in the mistaken belief that ... creyendo, equivocadamente or erróneamente, que ...; to be mistaken equivocarse; estar equivocado; you must be mistaken debes de estar equivocado; if I'm not mistaken si no me equivoco; a no ser que me equivoque; unless I'm very much mistaken si no me equivoco; o mucho me equivoco o ...
he's going to be late unless I'm very much mistaken
unless I'm very much mistaken, that's him si no me equivoco, ese es él; o mucho me equivoco o es él
that's just where you're mistaken! you couldn't be more mistaken, Alex to be mistaken [about] sth
I see I was mistaken about you veo que me equivoqué contigo
to be mistaken [in] thinking that...
he was mistaken in his belief that he was irreplaceable se equivocaba or estaba equivocado al creer que era irreemplazable; mistaken identity identificación (f) errónea
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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