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 a pity {o} shame that ...
it's too bad 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
she's so twee
'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
Sí, es una lástima que no hayan pasado más tiempo juntos. It's a shame you two didn't get to spend more time together.
Pues es una lástima que estés aquí. Well, it's a shame that you're here.
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 matar animales va contra mis principios más firmes. And it's a pity, because it's usually against my principles to shoot dumb animals.
Aunque es una lástima que Lily se exhiba tanto. It's a pity, though, that Lily makes herself so conspicuous.
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