desgracia translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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desgracia

  
      sf  
1    (=mala suerte)   misfortune  
tuve la desgracia de encontrármelo en el cine      I had the misfortune to o I was unfortunate enough to run into him at the cinema  
por desgracia      unfortunately  
estar en desgracia      frm   to have constant bad luck  
en la desgracia se conoce a los amigos      a friend in need is a friend indeed  
2    (=revés)   misfortune  
la familia ha sufrido una serie de desgracias      the family has suffered a series of misfortunes  
ha ocurrido una desgracia      something terrible has happened  
ha muerto, ¡qué desgracia!      she has died, what a terrible thing (to happen)!  
estos niños sólo me traen desgracias      these children are nothing but trouble  
MODISMOS las desgracias nunca vienen solas      it never rains but it pours  
    colmo  
3      desgracias personales   (=víctimas)   casualties  
no hay que lamentar desgracias personales      there were no casualties  
4    caer en desgracia      to lose favour o   (EEUU)   favor, fall from favour o   (EEUU)   favor  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
por desgracia exp.
unfortunately

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
she has died, what a terrible thing (to happen)!
exp.
they were unlucky enough to lose the match
exp.
a friend in need is a friend indeed
exp.
I had the misfortune to {o} I was unfortunate enough to run into him at the cinema
exp.
to lose favour {o} favor
exp.
fall from favour {o} favor
exp.
to have constant bad luck
[Formal]
exp.
something terrible has happened
exp.
for better or for worse
(MODISMOS)
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'desgracia' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
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por desgracia
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¡qué desgracia!
exp.
por desgracia para ti
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es una desgracia tremenda
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tuve la desgracia de conocerlo
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es un hecho por desgracia familiar
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y, para colmo de desgracia, ...
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por desgracia es verdad {or} cierto
exp.
tuvo la mala suerte {or} la desgracia de encontrarse con él
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tuvo la desgracia {or} mala suerte de que lo cogieran {or} pillaran
"desgracia": examples and translations in context
Incluyendo por desgracia al embajador afgano. And unfortunately, the Afghan ambassador too.
Pues por desgracia no estoy disponible. Well, unfortunately, I'm not available.
Por desgracia, no lo comprendo. Sadly, I can't sympathize.
Por desgracia, murieron muchos japoneses. Sadly, many Japanese people died.
Tiene la desgracia de ser mudo. He has the misfortune to be dumb.
Tú mismo te buscas la desgracia. You will be looking for your own misfortune.
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