pecado
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pecado(
peh
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kah
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doh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (immoral act)
a. sin
El asesinato es el peor de los pecados mortales.Murder is the worst of the deadly sins.
2. (offense)
a. sin
Perdón, no sabía que era un pecado saludarte en frente de tu novia.Sorry, I didn't know it was a sin to say hello to you in front of your girlfriend.
b. crime
¿Desde cuándo es un pecado ser feliz?Since when is it a crime to be happy?
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pecado
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. sin
pecado mortalmortal sin
pecado originaloriginal sin
pecados capitalesdeadly sins
2. (también fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ser un pecadoto be a sin o crime
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pecado
1 (Religión) sin
por mis pecados for my sins; un pecado de juventud a youthful indiscretion; a sin of youth; estar en pecado to be in a state of sin
en el pecado llevas la penitencia you've made your bed now lie in it
pecado capital deadly sin
pecado de comisión sin of commission
pecado nefando sodomy
pecado original original sin
pecado venial venial sin
2 (cosa lamentable) crime; sin
sería un pecado no aprovecharlo it would be a crime o sin not to make use of it; ¡es un pecado darle el filete al gato! it's a crime to give steak to the cat!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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