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mistake

Pronunciación: /məˈsteɪk; mɪˈsteɪk/

Traducción de mistake en español:

noun/nombre

  • error (masculine) a bad mistake un error garrafal a serious mistake un grave error a spelling mistake una falta de ortografía there must be some mistake debe de haber algún error sorry, my mistake lo siento, es culpa mía to make a mistake cometer un error, equivocarse* he made the mistake of telling them his address cometió el error de darles su dirección she made a mistake in adding up the total se equivocó al sumar el total we all make mistakes todos cometemos errores anyone can make a mistake cualquiera se puede equivocar make no mistake (about it) no te quepa la menor duda (de ello) it's hot today and no mistake hoy sí que hace calor by mistake por equivocación, por error she took somebody else's umbrella in mistake for her own se llevó un paraguas ajeno creyendo que era el suyo the fourth child was a mistake el cuarto niño fue un accidente
    Example sentences
    • The simple truth is that terrible mistakes have been made.
    • People with great SAT scores go on to make the same stupid mistakes in their lives that we all make.
    • The danger in Iraq is repeating the biggest mistake - yielding to gradualism.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de -took past participle of/participio pasado de, -taken)

  • 1.1 (confuse) to mistake sth/sb for sth/sb confundir algo/a algn con algo/algn I mistook you for your sister te confundí con tu hermana his attempts at conciliation may have been mistaken for weakness puede ser que hayan interpretado su actitud conciliatoria como una señal de debilidad her shyness can be mistaken for rudeness su timidez a veces parece grosería 1.2 (fail to recognize, misinterpret) confundir it's impossible to mistake her style su estilo es inconfundible you can't mistake it es inconfundible there's no mistaking that voice! ¡esa voz es inconfundible! there was no mistaking their enthusiasm estaban entusiasmados, no cabe duda or sin lugar a dudas

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