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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unable to find one's way)
a. lost
Encontraron a los niños perdidos vagando en el bosque.The lost children were found wandering in the forest.
2. (misplaced)
a. lost
¡Mira! Aquí están todos tus calcetines perdidos.Look! Here are all your lost socks.
3. (gone astray)
a. stray
El testigo fue matado por una bala perdida.The witness was killed by a stray bullet.
4. (distant)
a. isolated
Pasamos el fin de semana en un pueblo perdido de las montañas.We spent the weekend in an isolated village in the mountains.
b. remote
Llegaron a una isla perdida del norte.They arrived at a remote island in the north.
5. (confused)
a. lost
Estoy perdida. ¿Puedes volver a explicar como sacar la respuesta?I'm lost. Can you explain how to get the answer again?
6. (wasted)
a. lost
No se puede recuperar el tiempo perdido, Antonio. Estoy enamorado de otro.You can't make up for lost time, Antonio. I've fallen in love with someone else.
7. (undeniable)
a. total
Isaac es un romántico perdido.Isaac is a total romantic.
b. complete
¿Eres un distraído perdido o solo te haces?Are you a complete scatterbrain or are you just pretending to be?
c. utter (formal)
Un tonto perdido como él no merece tu atención.An utter fool like him isn't worth your attention.
8. (in trouble)
a. done for
Cuando se entere el jefe, estarás perdido.When the boss finds out, you'll be done for.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(very dirty)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. filthy
Los niños se han puesto perdidos en el parque.The kids got filthy in the park.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
10. (libertine)
a. degenerate
Finalmente arrestaron al perdido que nos estaba filmando durante las clases de yoga en el parque.They finally arrested the degenerate who was filming us in the park during yoga class.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extraviado)
a. lost
2. (animal, bala)
a. stray
3. (fig)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡estamos perdidos!we're done for!, we're lost!
4. (sucio)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. filthy
ponerse perdido de pintura/barroto get (oneself) covered in paint/mud
5. (tiempo)
a. wasted
6. (ocasión)
a. missed
7. (colloquial)
a. complete, utter
es idiota perdidohe's a complete idiot
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (general)
a. reprobate
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perdidoa perdida
1 (extraviado) lost; [+bala] stray
estaban perdidos y tuvieron que preguntar el camino they were lost and had to ask the way; paraíso perdido paradise lost; objetos perdidos lost property
; (s)
dar algo por perdido to give sth up for lost; eso es tiempo perdido that's a waste of time
2 (aislado) remote; isolated
un pueblo perdido en las montañas a remote o isolated village in the mountains
3 (sin remedio)
estaba borracho perdido he was totally o dead (familiar) drunk; está loco perdido he's raving mad; es tonto perdido he's a complete idiot; es un caso perdido he's a hopeless case; ¡estamos perdidos! we're done for!
de perdidos, al río in for a penny, in for a pound
4 (enamorado)
estar perdido por algn to be mad o crazy about sb
5 (sucio)
ponerlo todo perdido de barro to get everything covered in mud; get mud everywhere; te has puesto perdido el pantalón you've ruined your trousers
6 (Latinoamérica) (vago) idle; (pobre) down and out
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