Translation of beggar in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbegər; ˈbegə(r)/


  • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [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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