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fatal
American English: /ˈfeɪdl/
British English: /ˈfeɪt(ə)l/

Translation of fatal in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1 (causing death)
    (accident/injury/illness)
    mortal
    it is not known who fired the fatal shot
    no se sabe quién disparó el tiro que le causó la muerte
    Example sentences
    • But we know they are carrying a deadly parasite which has proved fatal to two species.
    • The result would be fatal to most motorists as vehicles are likely to be damaged.
    • This protects the foliage from cold and wind damage as even the walk between shop and car can be fatal to tender plants.
  • 2 (disastrous)
    (decision/mistake)
    fatídico
    de funestas consecuencias
    fatal to somethingthe delay was fatal to the project
    el retraso tuvo consecuencias funestas para el proyecto
    it would be fatal to assume that …
    sería funesto or tendría funestas consecuencias asumir que …
    Example sentences
    • However, a couple of fatal flaws in an otherwise solid defence proved costly.
    • It's a fatal flaw in what otherwise has the makings of an entertainingly quirky show.
    • However, when I'd finished the process I discovered a fatal flaw in the new software.
  • 3 (important) the fatal day/hour
    el día/la hora fatal
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