unlucky
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unlucky(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unfortunate)
a. desafortunado
The unlucky man lost his job and his house in the same day.El hombre desafortunado perdió su trabajo y su casa el mismo día.
b. sin suerte
My friend doesn't frequent casinos because he's an unlucky person.Mi amigo no frecuenta casinos porque es una persona sin suerte.
c. funesto
Today was an unlucky day and nothing went right.Hoy fue un día funesto y nada me salió bien.
d. de mala suerte
On an unlucky day in the stock market, he lost his entire fortune.En un día de mala suerte en el mercado bursátil, perdió toda su fortuna.
2. (causing bad luck)
a. funesto
The crows circling overhead are an unlucky omen.Los cuervos sobrevolando en círculos son un presagio funesto.
b. nefasto
It was unlucky for the team that the player was sent off because they ended up losing the game.La expulsión del jugador fue nefasta para el equipo y acabaron perdiendo el partido.
c. de mala suerte
I don't want to get married on the 13th because it's unlucky.No quiero casarme el día 13 porque es de mala suerte.
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unlucky
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. sin suerte
2. (coincidence)
a. desafortunado(a)
3. (day)
a. funesto(a), aciago(a)
4. (number, color)
a. que da mala suerte
to be unluckytener mala suerte
I was unlucky enough to miss the traintuve la mala suerte de perder el tren
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unlucky [ʌnˈlʌkɪ]
adjective
unluckier (comparative)unluckiest (superlative)
1 (luckless) [+person] desafortunado; [+day] de mala suerte
the unlucky ones had to wait another hour los menos afortunados tuvieron que esperar otra hora; how very unlucky! ¡qué mala suerte!
he had his lucky and his unlucky days
to be unlucky [+person] tener mala suerte
I've been unlucky all my life
he was unlucky enough to meet him tuvo la mala suerte or la desgracia de encontrarse con él
to be unlucky in love no tener suerte en el amor
THE widow of actor Richard Burton has been unlucky in love since the death of her husband eight years ago "lucky in cards, unlucky in love"
he was unlucky not to score a second goal no tuvo la suerte de marcar un segundo gol
2 (causing bad luck) [+number, object] que trae mala suerte
that dress is unlucky for me ese vestido me trae mala suerte
At the Aztec Sun Festival fire was kindled from a mirror, or, if overcast (an unlucky omen), from sticks
it's unlucky to break a mirror romper un espejo trae mala suerte
3 (ill-omened) [+day, omen] funesto; nefasto
1990 was an unlucky year for me 1990 fue un año de mala suerte para mí
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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