plague
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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 5).
plague(
pleyg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (illness)
a. la plaga
(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 doctors in the area did everything in their power to eradicate the plague.Los doctores de la zona hicieron todo lo posible para erradicar la plaga.
b. la peste
(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).
There has been a plague of chicken pox at my son's school.Ha sido una peste de varicela en la escuela de mi hijo.
2. (troublesome horde)
a. la plaga
(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 plague of locusts completely destroyed our crops.La plaga de langostas arrasó por completo nuestra cosecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to afflict continually)
a. plagar
Famine plagued the people of Egypt for seven long years.La hambruna plagó a la gente egipcia por siete años largos.
b. atormentar
After their economy collapsed, the country was plagued by poverty.Después del colapso de su economía, la pobreza atormentó el país.
4. (to pester)
a. acosar
The employees plagued the manager with questions about the change in administration.Los empleados acosaron al gerente con preguntas sobre el cambio en la administración.
b. molestar
After he won the lottery, his family plagued him with requests for money.Desde que ganó la lotería, su familia le ha molestado pidiéndole dinero.
c. fastidiar
The patient's family plagued the doctor with questions about the risky surgery.La familia del paciente fastidiaba al doctor con preguntas acerca de la operación peligrosa
Plague
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
5. (illness)
a. La peste
The Plague affected most of Europe during the late Middle Ages.La peste afectaba la mayoría de Europa durante la Baja Edad Media.
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plague
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (disease)
a. la peste
(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).
2. (of insects, frogs)
a. la plaga
(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).
to avoid somebody like the plaguehuir de alguien como de la peste
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (of person)
a. molestar, fastidiar
4. (of problem)
a. fastidiar
to plague somebody with questionsasediar a alguien a or con preguntas
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plague [pleɪɡ]
noun
(disease) peste (f); plaga (f); fastidio (m)
a plague of rats una plaga de ratas; the plague la peste; to avoid sth/sb like the plague huir de algo/algn como de la peste; evitar algo a toda costa
transitive verb
infestar; plagar; [+person] atormentar
the area is plagued with malaria la zona está infestada de malaria; the thought has been plaguing me la idea me viene atormentando; the project has been plagued with problems from the beginning el proyecto se ha visto plagado de problemas desde el comienzo; a country plagued by recession un país asolado por la recesión; to plague sb with questions acosar a algn con preguntas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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