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American English: /ˈbɛɡər/
British English: /ˈbɛɡə/

Translation of beggar in Spanish:


  • 1.1
    mendigo, (-ga) (masculine, feminine)
    beggars can't be choosers
    a veces no se está en situación de exigir nada
    Example sentences
    • 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) [colloquial]he's a silly/conceited beggar
    es un tonto/creído
    you lucky beggar!
    ¡qué potra tienes! [colloquial]
    ¡qué suertudo eres! (Latin America) [colloquial]
    the little beggar's hidden my slippers
    el muy pillo me ha escondido las pantuflas [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • (country/social class)
    to beggar belief
    ser difícil de creer
    to beggar description
    ser indescriptible
    Example sentences
    • 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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