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Pronunciation: /feɪt/

Translation of fate in Spanish:


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (destiny) destino (masculine) I wonder what fate has in store for us now me pregunto qué nos deparará el destino fate meant us to meet el destino quiso que nos conociéramos, estaba escrito que teníamos que conocernos as fate would have it como lo quiso el destino tempt 1
    Example sentences
    • By a strange twist of fate, that actually is what the book was called.
    • Yet by an ironic twist of fate he is blind to the world around him, losing Dot, who is expecting his child, to a pastry maker.
    • However, it was a cruel twist of fate that robbed him yet again of a sprint race win and, therefore, of an Irish double.
    1.2 countable/numerable (one's lot, end) suerte (feminine) to decide sb's fate decidir la suerte que ha de correr algn to leave/abandon sb to his/her fate dejar/abandonar a algn a su suerte it was my fate to have to talk to her tuvo que tocarme a mí hablar con ella to meet one's fate [euphemistic/eufemístico] encontrar* la muerte a fate worse than death [humorous/humorístico] having to move to the country would be a fate worse than death to me preferiría morirme or [colloquial/familiar] pegarme un tiro antes que tener que mudarme al campo
    Example sentences
    • Men controlled the fates of women, whose expected aim in life was to marry well.
    • While their paths diverged after 1990, their fates are entwined again this season.
    • Did they realize too, that their fates were inextricably fixed to the outcome of that day's actions?
    Example sentences
    • It is easy to see that this was the logical response to the dawning realisation of death as the fate of us all.
    • His fate, death by firing squad, would hardly seem a cause for celebration.
    • Jesus is not praying to be rescued from death, for that is the fate of all human beings.
    [Mythol] the Fates las Parcas
    Example sentences
    • They're called the three Fates: The Clotho, The Lachesis and The Atropos, named after the Greek mythology.
    • And the sort of Goddess which the Fates held out to me was contained in the Old Religion.
    • Atropos is the name of one of the Fates, mythical beings who controlled the destinies of humans.

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