Translation of accident in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈæksədənt; ˈæksɪdənt/


  • 1.1 c (mishap) accidente (m) to have an accident tener* or sufrir un accidente industrial accident accidente laboral or de trabajo road accident accidente de tráfico or (AmL tb) de tránsito we arrived home without accident u llegamos a casa sin contratiempos or percances I hope they haven't had an accident espero que no hayan tenido un accidente or no les haya pasado nada he had a little accident at school today [euphemism/eufemismo] hoy tuvo un pequeño percance en el colegio [eufemismo/euphemism] accidents will happen [set phrase] a cualquiera le puede pasar (before n) accident prevention prevención (f) de accidentes or [formal] siniestros 1.2 c u (chance) casualidad (f) it is no accident that … no es una casualidad or un hecho fortuito que … it is a historical accident that … es un accidente histórico el que … it was (a) pure accident that their visits coincided fue pura casualidad que sus visitas coincidieran their third child was an accident su tercer hijo fue un descuido by accident (by chance) por casualidad (unintentionally) sin querer

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