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

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
it's a pity {o} shame that ...
exp.
it's too bad that ...
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to be in a sorry {o} dreadful state
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it's such a pathetically bad film
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it's a pathetic film
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it's an awful film
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she's a complete bore
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'es una lástima' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
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es una lástima que
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es una lástima {or} pena que
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es una lástima {or} muy de lamentar que se haya ido
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lástima

  
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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
Pero es una lástima que jamás nos hayamos conocido. But it's a shame we never met.
Y es una lástima que no lo lograran. And it's a shame that they never pulled it off.
Si ustedes tienen una queja, es una lástima. If you have a complaint, it's too bad.
En parte es una lástima no haberme presentado más tarde... una vez hubieras acabado con ellos. You know, in a way, it's too bad I didn't show up just a little bit later... after you'd settled up with them.
Pero es una lástima ahora que la has matado. But it's a pity now that you have killed her.
Entonces es una lástima que no hayan aprendido a bailar como caballeros. Then it's a pity they haven't learned to dance like gentlemen.
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