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desesperar

  
a       vt  
1    (=exasperar)  
mi hermano me desespera      my brother drives me mad o crazy, my brother is infuriating o maddening  
me desespera que el tren llegue tarde      it's infuriating o maddening when the train is late  
2    (=desalentar)  
no dejes que sus críticas te desesperen      don't let their criticism make you lose hope o heart, don't let their criticism get to you *     
tantos problemas la desesperaron y acabó dimitiendo      all these problems drove her to despair and in the end she resigned  
b       vi   (=perder la esperanza)   to despair, lose hope  
sigue adelante, no desesperes      keep at it, don't despair o lose hope  
desesperar de hacer algo      frm   to despair of doing sth, lose all hope of doing sth  
REFRANES el que espera, desespera :   waiting gets you down  
c    desesperarse      vpr  
1    (=exasperarse)  
me desespero con tanto trabajo      all this work is driving me mad o crazy  
me estaba desesperando porque el taxi no llegaba      the taxi still hadn't come and I was going mad o crazy o getting desperate  
2    (=desalentarse)   to despair, lose hope  
nunca se desespera aunque las cosas le vayan mal      she never loses hope o despairs even when things go badly for her  
no te desesperes si no apruebas a la primera      if you don't pass first time, don't despair o give up hope  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to despair of doing sth
[Formal]
exp.
lose all hope of doing sth
[Formal]
"desesperar": examples and translations in context
Abdi era el orgullo de sus padres, Nasser Ali los hacía desesperar. Abdi was the pride of his parents, Nasser Ali brought them despair.
En lugar de desesperar cuando trenzas tu pelo canoso... Rather than despair as you plait your white hair...
Pero tampoco hay motivos para desesperar. But there is no cause for despair, either.
Simplemente se va a desesperar más. He's just gonna get more desperate.
Si viviera, esto le haría desesperar. Maldeciría a su buen ángel y se entregaría al oprobio. Did he live now, this sight would make him do a desperate turn... ...yea, curse his better angel from his side, and fall to reprobation.
Trato de no desesperar... pero a veces parece que toda la decencia humana ha desaparecido. I try to guard against despair... but there are moments when it seems that all human decency is broken down.
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