An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unlucky)
a. desafortunado
An unfortunate passerby was killed when the car mounted the sidewalk.Un desafortunado transeunte murió cuando el carro se subió a la acera.
b. desgraciado
It was an unfortunate coincidence that we'd both booked the venue for the same day.Fue una desgraciada casualidad que los dos hubiéramos hecho reservaciones para el local en el mismo día.
2. (regrettable)
a. lamentable (incident, tendency, consequences)
An unfortunate error in the code deleted on the information on the hard drive.Un lamentable error del código borró toda la información en el disco duro.
3. (inappropriate)
a. inoportuno
His timing of his call was unfortunate, as we had just sat down to eat.Llamó en un momento inoportuno, porque acabábamos de sentarnos a comer.
b. desacertado
Your advice turned out to be rather unfortunate.Tus consejos resultaron un tanto desacertados.
c. desafortunado
I'll forgive you for that unfortunate remark.Te voy a perdonar ese comentario desafortunado.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (unfortunate person)
a. el desgraciado
(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).
, la desgraciada
(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).
I pity the poor unfortunates who had to stay for the whole conference.Compadezco a los pobres desgraciados que tuvieron que quedarse para toda la conferencia.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, choice, remark, mistake)
a. desafortunado(a)
2. (accident, event)
a. desgraciado(a)
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unfortunate [ʌnˈfɔːtʃnɪt]
1 (deserving of pity, unlucky)
how very unfortunate! ¡qué mala suerte!; ¡qué desgracia!; you have been most unfortunate ha tenido usted muy mala suerte; we must help these unfortunate people debemos ayudar a estas personas tan desafortunadas; he was unfortunate enough to be caught tuvo la desgracia or mala suerte de que lo cogieran or pillaran
he was one of those unfortunate people who put on weight very easily
it is most unfortunate that he left es una lástima or muy de lamentar que se haya ido
2 (unsuitable, regrettable) [+remark] poco acertado; inoportuno; [+incident, consequences, tendency] lamentable
it was an unfortunate choice of words las palabras que se eligieron fueron poco acertadas
most people resigned themselves to make the most of an unfortunate situation we're in the unfortunate situation of having ceded to Saddam Hussein it is hoped that something positive can be learned from this unfortunate event a journalist had started taking pictures of the unfortunate event My friends, I noticed, were developing the unfortunate tendency of assigning to me belongings I didn't want he has the unfortunate tendency of getting in other people's hair he witnessed Caporelli's unfortunate death it would be a shame for the press to capitalize on his unfortunate death
desgraciadoadesgraciada (m) (f);a desgraciada
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