Translation of desperate in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (frantic, reckless)(person/attempt)to be desperatethey're getting desperateestar desesperadothese are desperate measuresse están empezando a desesperarin a desperate struggle for survivalestas son medidas tomadas en la desesperación or [colloquial] a la desesperadaI'm afraid he may do something desperatetratando por todos los medios de sobrevivirluchando con uñas y dientes por sobrevivirtengo miedo de que haga alguna locuraExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (in urgent need) [colloquial]where's the bathroom? I'm desperate!
- Charles took this desperate act in an attempt to reinforce his position in Germany.
- In a last, desperate act to save himself, James looked at his watch and pretended to be shocked.
- Because of this realism, though, the final desperate act of the movie is unlikely.
desperate¿dónde está el baño? estoy que no (me) aguanto más [colloquial]
- The Narcotics Branch arrested a desperate criminal.
- And it's blowing the lid off of everything that experts believe about the most desperate and dangerous people on earth.
- The only person that would commit such a deed would be a desperate criminal, accustomed to a life of outlawry.
forsomethingshe's desperate for workI'm desperate for a cup of teaestá desesperada por conseguir trabajodesperate to +estoy que me muero por una taza de té [colloquial] infinitiveI'm desperate to get homeestoy que me muero por or no veo la hora de llegar a casa [colloquial]Example sentences
- As usual in February the weather was desperate with a blizzard and white out conditions as we arrived at car park.
- The weather was desperate - 10 degrees and savagely wet but we still loved every minute, and I think that speaks volumes for this place.
- I was so desperate for the object of my craving that I almost blurted out, ‘Are you going to buy that?’
- They were desperate for somebody to do something.
- ‘We are desperate for community facilities in the area and here we have something that works, so we should just leave it alone,’ he told the meeting.
- 2 2.1 (critical)(need)desperate situations require desperate remediesthe house is in desperate need of repaira grandes males, grandes remedios or solucionesnext week will do, it's not that desperate [colloquial]la casa necesita arreglos urgentes2.2 (awful)la semana que viene está bien, no corre tanta prisa or (in Latin America also) no hay tanto apuroExample sentences
- Well Lane was the most dangerous, and was an extremely fast road in desperate need of a pedestrian crossing, she said.
- ‘No-one would leave their house and family if they were not in a desperate situation, in danger of their life,’ he says.
- Private firms are cashing in on the desperate shortage of school teachers.
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