There are 2 translations of beggar in Spanish:

beggar1

Pronunciation: /ˈbegər; ˈbegə(r)/

n

  • 1.1 mendigo, (masculine, feminine) beggars can't be choosers a veces no se está en situación de exigir nada
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    • How many times have you been asked in the street for some money from a seemingly homeless person or a beggar?
    • ‘One of your beggars asked me for money for a cup of coffee,’ he said.
    • I do voluntary work, am a Christian, invariably give money to beggars and try to spread a little happiness as I go by.
    1.2 (fellow) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] he's a silly/conceited beggar es un tonto/creído you lucky beggar! ¡qué potra tienes! [colloquial/familiar], ¡qué suertudo eres! (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] the little beggar's hidden my slippers el muy pillo me ha escondido las pantuflas [colloquial/familiar]
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    • The cool million generally goes to some lucky beggar down south.
    • The poor beggar's badly burned body was supposed to be in the coffin awaiting collection.
    • Indeed, the poor beggars attending the meeting in April would have witnessed Lee's wholehearted endorsement of his chief executive's vision.

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There are 2 translations of beggar in Spanish:

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vt

  • [country/social class] arruinar, empobrecer*; (stronger) pauperizar*; [family/person] arruinar to beggar belief ser* difícil de creer to beggar description ser* indescriptible
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    • Now if it could be shown that beggaring rich people inevitably enriches poor people there might be something to say for a crusade against inequality.
    • Those of the left claimed that naive women were seduced into becoming avaricious consumers, beggaring their families.
    • That would stop the competition gaining market share by beggaring your own people.

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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.