Translation of downfall in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnfɔːl/


  • (of person) perdición (f), ruina (f); (of industry) derrumbamiento (m); (of hopes, plans) desmoronamiento (m); (of king, dictator) caída (f) gambling was his downfall el juego fue su perdición or ruina
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    • The edge he plays with can lead to his downfall if he takes undisciplined penalties.
    • It was this merger of Malchut and Mochiach that eventually led to the downfall of the empire.
    • But there is one other sticky point that could very easily lead to his downfall.
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    • In the realm of the tragic hero there is always a fatal flaw in his personality that causes or precipitates his downfall.
    • The combined forces of Harold and Tostig drove Gruffydd back into Wales, and in 1063 caused his downfall and death.
    • It was widely rumored on Tuesday that his alleged wrongdoing and poor damage control would cause his downfall.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.