es una lástima translation | Spanish-English dictionary

es una lástima exp.
it's a pity {o} shame

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
it's too bad that ...
it's a pity {o} shame that ...
to be in a sorry {o} dreadful state
it's such a pathetically bad film
it's a pathetic film
it's an awful film
he's a real queen
'es una lástima' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
es una lástima que
es una lástima {or} pena que
es una lástima {or} muy de lamentar que se haya ido
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1    (=pena)   pity, shame  
es una lástima      it's a pity o shame  
es lástima que ...      it's a pity o shame that ..., it's too bad that ...  
→ dar lástima        
toda esta pobreza me da mucha lástima      such poverty makes me really sad  
es tan desgraciado que da lástima      he's so unhappy I feel really sorry for him o I really pity him  
es una película tan mala que da lástima      it's a pathetic film, it's an awful film, it's such a pathetically bad film  
→ ¡qué lástima!        
--hemos perdido --¡qué lástima!      "we've lost" -- "what a shame! o what a pity! o that's too bad!"  
¡qué lástima de hombre!      isn't he pitiful?  
→ sentir o tener lástima de algn      to feel sorry for sb  
2    (=escena lastimosa)   pitiful sight  
estar hecho una lástima      to be in a sorry o dreadful state  
3    frm   (=queja)   complaint, tale of woe
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
"es una lástima": examples and translations in context
Si no te gusta, es una lástima. If you don't like that, it's too bad.
Sí, es una lástima que fuera deshonesto. Yes, it's too bad he was dishonest.
Pues es una lástima, señora. For it is a pity, lady.
Tu sabes, no estoy muy interesado en otras cosas que es una lástima no tener el tiempo para eso. But you know, I am so interested in so many other things that it is a pity not to have the time to take care also.
Y es una lástima, porque estos glaciares son hermosos. And it's a shame 'cause these glaciers are so beautiful.
...pero es una lástima que trabajes tan duro. But it's a shame you're working so hard.
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