scandal

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scandal(
skahn
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duhl
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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. (public outrage)
a. el escándalo
(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).
A scandal like this could ruin your political career.Un escándalo como este podría destrozar tu carrera política.
2. (disgrace)
a. el escándalo
(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's a scandal that he would leave you out in the rain.Me parece un escándalo que te deje afuera en la lluvia.
b. la vergüenza
(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 mayor was extremely drunk at the party. It was quite a scandal!El alcalde estaba extremamente borracho en la fiesta. ¡Fue una verdadera vergüenza!
3. (gossip)
a. el chisme
(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).
How have you been? Fill me in on all the latest scandal!¿Cómo estás? ¡Ponme al día de todos los últimos chismes!
b. el chismorreo
(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).
I'm not really into scandal.El chismorreo no me interesa para nada.
c. el cotilleo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
He loves scandal and repeats it with relish.Adora el cotilleo y lo repite con deleite.
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scandal
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (outrage)
a. el escándalo
(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).
sex/financial/political scandalescándalo sexual/financiero/político
it's a scandal!¡es un escándalo!
to create or cause a scandalprovocar or ocasionar un escándalo
2. (gossip)
a. el chismorreo
(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).
b. el cotilleo
(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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
scandal [ˈskændl]
noun
1 (public furore) escándalo (m)
the groundnuts scandal
it caused or created a scandal causó escándalo; he was involved in a sex/drugs scandal estuvo involucrado en un escándalo sexual/de drogas
The foreign-owned bank is the center of a scandal involving alleged massive fraud an undercover vote-buying probe that's been characterized as the largest political scandal in South Carolina history It's been five years since \the scandal broke\, nobody has gone to jail, and many questions go unanswered The outgoing prime minister always made a point of excluding any politicians \touched by scandal\ from his Cabinet The Watergate scandal
2 (disgraceful state of affairs) vergüenza (f)
it's a scandal! what a scandal! ¡qué vergüenza!
What do you mean they're going to close down more hospitals? That's a scandal! nurses' wages are a scandal
3 (gossip) chismes (m)
it's just scandal no son más que habladurías or chismes; she reads all the scandal in the tabloid press se lee todos los chismes de los periódicos sensacionalistas; there's a lot of scandal going round about her circulan muchos chismes sobre ella; the local scandal los chismes del pueblo or del barrio etc; the latest scandal lo último en cotilleo; to talk scandal murmurar; contar chismes
gossip and scandal He loved gossip and scandal These mothers often abandoned their babies because of \fear of scandal\
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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