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pity

pity(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (shame)
a. la lástima
(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).
(F)
It's a pity that we won't be able to go.Es una lástima que no podamos ir.
b. la pena
(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).
(F)
Her decision to leave is a pity.Su decisión de irse es una pena.
2. (compassion)
a. la piedad
(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).
(F)
Please, have pity on us.Por favor, ten piedad de nosotros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to have pity)
a. compadecer
I pity those poor caged animals.Compadezco a esos pobres animales enjaulados.
b. tener lástima a
A lot of people don't like to be pitied.A mucha gente no le gusta que le tengan lástima.
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pity
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (compassion)
a. la piedad f, compasión
(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).
(F)
to take or have pity (on somebody)apiadarse or compadecerse (de alguien)
to show no pityno mostrar compasión
for pity's sake!¡por el amor de Dios!
2. (misfortune)
a.
it's a pity that…es una lástima or una pena que…
what a pity!¡qué pena!, ¡qué lástima!
more's the pitypor desgracia
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. compadecer
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pity [ˈpɪtɪ]
noun
1 piedad (f); compasión (f)
to feel (no) pity for sb (no) sentir compasión por algn
have pity on us ten piedad de nosotros
to move sb to pity mover a algn a compasión; dar lástima a algn
I did it out of pity for him se lo hice por compasión
for pity's sake! ¡por piedad!; (less seriously) ¡por el amor de Dios!
to take pity on sb compadecerse or apiadarse de algn
2 (cause of regret) lástima (f); pena (f)
what a pity! ¡qué lástima!; ¡qué pena!; what a pity he didn't see it ¡qué pena que no lo viera!
more's the pity desgraciadamente; pero ¿qué le vamos a hacer?
it is a pity that ... es una lástima que; es una pena que; it is a pity that you can't come es una lástima or una pena que no puedas venir; the pity of it was that ... lo lamentable fue que ...; lo peor del caso fue que ...
it is a thousand pities that ... es muy de lamentar que
transitive verb
compadecer(se de); tener lástima a
I think he is more to be pitied than feared yo creo que da más lástima que miedo; I don't want you to pity me no quiero que me tengas lástima; I pity you when she finds out! ¡pobre de ti cuando se entere!
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