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despair

Pronunciation: /dɪˈsper; dɪˈspeə(r)/

Translation of despair in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • desesperación (feminine) she was in despair estaba desesperada the children drive me to despair los niños me vuelven loca or me sacan de quicio to be the despair of sb he was the despair of his teachers volvía locos or sacaba de quicio a los maestros
    Example sentences
    • Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
    • As if in pain, as if in despair, everyone felt the sadness and everyone felt fear as well.
    • He says every morning he begins his work with hope, and every evening he ends in despair.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • perder* las esperanzas, desesperar don't despair no (te) desesperes, ¡ánimo!to despair of sth/-ing she despaired of ever seeing her family again perdió las esperanzas de volver a ver a su familiato despair of sb the doctors had despaired of her los médicos habían perdido las esperanzas de salvarla honestly, I despair of you! ¡francamente, eres un caso perdido!

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