Translation of fortune in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrtʃən; ˈfɔːtʃən; ˈfɔːtʃuːn/


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (money, prosperity) fortuna (feminine) to marry a fortune casarse con algn de dinero he left to seek his fortune se fue a buscar fortuna
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    • The party's electoral fortunes also revived in the state elections and by-elections.
    • He hoped that a successful outcome in the Special Election would reverse his sagging political fortunes.
    • The club's fortunes have risen and declined again.
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    • But it still amounts to a substantial fortune for him not to have a share of.
    • In fact, only a handful of the wealthy allow their entire fortunes to be taxed.
    • Not only does he smoke heavily, but he has made a substantial fortune out of selling and marketing tobacco, to the detriment of the health of many people.
    1.2 (a lot of money) [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) dineral (m), platal (m) (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar], pastón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • It will not cost a fortune to buy, insurance is not needed, maintenance is minimal and a driving licence is not essential.
    • Like all Kias, the Sorento will not cost you a fortune to buy or to run.
    • Items such as modern hi-tech lamps can cost a fortune to buy but you haven't begun to count the real cost until you work out what you pay to travel with them.
  • 2 2.1 countable/numerable (fate) I followed his fortune(s) with interest seguí su trayectoria or sus peripecias con interés to tell/read sb's fortune decirle*/leerle la buenaventura a algn the fortunes of war las vicisitudes de la guerra 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (destiny) destino (m), sino (m) [literary/literario]
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    • Notwithstanding those difficulties the biggest problem facing any publisher is chance and fickle fortune.
    • Peter's exercised the discipline and fitness that we have come to expect from them, but were also forced to rely on fortune.
    • Aries, the cosmic lamb/ram, thus was seen to control time and space and human fortune.
  • 3 uncountable/no numerable (luck) good fortune suerte (f), fortuna (f) it was my good fortune to … tuve la suerte or la fortuna de … it was sheer good fortune that we arrived at the same time fue pura suerte que llegáramos al mismo tiempo

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