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American English: /ˈæksədənt/
British English: /ˈaksɪd(ə)nt/

Translation of accident in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (mishap) to have an accident
    tener or sufrir un accidente
    road accident
    accidente de tránsito (Latin America)
    we arrived home without accident uncountable
    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 [euphemistic]
    hoy tuvo un pequeño percance en el colegio [euphemistic]
    accidents will happen
    a cualquiera le puede pasar
    (before noun) accident prevention
    prevención (feminine) de accidentes
    prevención (feminine) de siniestros [formal]
    Example sentences
    • He said data from accidents and damage incidents is collected and used to tailor officer and staff training to improve safety and cut down costs.
    • Air accident investigators say the incident was ‘serious’ and are checking instructions from air traffic control.
    • Each year, more than 37,000 women die from accidents.
  • 2 countable and uncountable (chance) 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
    Example sentences
    • As a result, they welcomed successful accidents and chance events.
    • Thus, accidents or chance events function as sites around which narratives of individual difference can collocate.
    • Perhaps it was no accident that the two events coincided, since the association between oysters and sex has been so hackneyed as to become an embarrassing cliché.
    Example sentences
    • By accident of birth, most, but not all American leaders, were born in the United States.
    • And so now by pure accident of birth, I'm alive at a time where science is about to figure this out.
    • All to make sure that the children get the opportunities they were denied by mere accident of birth.
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