unfortunate

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 /ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪt/

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Principal Translations
EnglishSpanish
unfortunate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unlucky) (mala suerte)desafortunado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
  desgraciado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
 It was unfortunate that Mark didn't buy a lottery ticket that night, as his numbers came up.
unfortunate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (people: suffering, unlucky) (persona)desgraciado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
 We should all do what we can to help those unfortunate souls who live in poor conditions.
unfortunate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not good) (malo)desafortunado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
  desgraciado
 The minister gave an unfortunate speech, which was not well received by the audience.
 
Additional Translations
EnglishSpanish
unfortunate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (action, choice: regrettable) (acción)desafortunado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
  inapropiado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
  desacertado/a adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
 Jeremy's unfortunate blunder cost him his job.
unfortunate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literary (unlucky person) (literario: persona)desgraciado, desgraciada nm, nfnombre masculino, nombre femenino: Sustantivo que varía en género ("alumno", "alumna"; "doctor", "doctora").
 He is the unfortunate who lost his family in a fire.
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Compound Forms:
EnglishSpanish
poor unfortunate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] wretched)pobre desgraciado grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero").
 That poor unfortunate lives under a bridge near the park.
 Ese pobre desgraciado vive bajo un puente cerca del parque.
  pobre diablo loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala").
 Ese pobre diablo vive bajo un puente cerca del parque.
  (figurado, ofensivo)muerto de hambre loc nom mlocución nominal masculina: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como sustantivo masculino ("ojo de buey", "agua mala").
 Ese muerto de hambre vive bajo un puente cerca del parque.
poor unfortunate adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (wretched)miserable adjadjetivo: Describe el sustantivo. Puede ser posesivo, numeral, demostrativo ("casa grande", "mujer alta").
 Those poor unfortunate children have nowhere to live.
 Esos pobres niños miserables no tienen dónde vivir.
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