Translation of death in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable (end of life) to die a natural death he died a peaceful deaththe fire caused several deathstuvo una buena muerte or una muerte tranquilathe illness can result in deathel incendio causó varios muertos or cobró varias víctimasdeath by strangulation/drowningla enfermedad puede ser mortalthey were united in death [literary]muerte por estrangulación/inmersióndeath to the traitor!la muerte los unióto put somebody to death¡muerte al traidor!he was sentenced to death/to death by hangingejecutar a alguienhe was stabbed/beaten to deathlo condenaron a muerte/a morir en la horcato freeze/starve to deathlo mataron a puñaladas/golpesto bleed to deathmorirse de frío/hambrehe drank himself to deathmorir desangradoto fight to the deathel alcohol acabó con él or lo matóa duel to the deathluchar a muerteto death (as intensifier) [colloquial]to be scared to deathun duelo a muertethey're frightened to death of losing their jobsestar muerto de miedoI was bored to deathtienen un miedo espantoso de perder el trabajoI'm sick to death of your complainingme aburrí como una ostra [colloquial]his mother spoiled him to deathestoy hasta la coronilla de tus quejas [colloquial]I'm worried to deathla madre lo echó a perder con tanto mimo or lo malcrió de mala maneraas pale as deathestoy preocupadísimayou look as pale as deathblanco como un papelat death's doorestás blanco como un papelto be the death of somebodya las puertas de la muerteyou'll be the death of your poor motheracabar con alguiento catch one's death (of cold)vas a acabar con tu pobre madrevas a matar a disgustos a tu pobre madreto do something to deaththat play has been done to deathagarrarse or (Spain) coger una pulmonía dobleif they get hold of a good idea, they tend to do it to deathesa obra está muy trilladaRichard II was done to death in his prison cell [literary]si se les ocurre una buena idea, la repiten hasta la saciedad or hasta el cansancioto hang on like grim deatha Ricardo II lo asesinaron or le dieron muerte en su celdato look like (grim) deathaferrarse con todas sus fuerzasyou look like death warmed over o (British English) up [humorous]tener la cara desencajada¡tienes muy mala cara!Example sentences
- It is a sad fact that these deaths are now so commonplace that they rarely make the news.
- There is no family history of sudden infant deaths and everything had seemed okay.
- It is estimated that around one fifth of all deaths in the UK are attributed to smoking.
- 2 (end) that was the death of my hopes/ambitionsit's death to small businesseseso acabó con mis esperanzas/ambicionespara los negocios pequeños es la ruinaExample sentences
- Cinema's birth or rebirth is intimately linked to its death and the process of its mourning.
- The death of the American auto industry -- and the loss of hundreds of thousands of high-paying union jobs -- isn't necessarily a bad thing for the environment if it means more market share for more efficient Japanese vehicles.
- The Mighty Ed Driscoll has a terrific post on the death of the smart romantic comedy, inspired by a piece by A.O. Scott.
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