- 1 1.1 (allowing no hope) [situation] desesperado; [love] sin esperanzas, imposible; [task] imposible it's a hopeless case es un caso perdido [Medicine/Medicina] no tiene cura, está desahuciado he's a hopeless case [pupil] no tiene remedio [patient] está desahuciado 1.2 (inveterate) [drunk] empedernido; [spendthrift/liar/gambler] incurable, incorregible; [idiot] rematado, redomadoMore example sentences
- The staff were good on smiles and sartorial smartness, but fairly hopeless at actually doing what was required of them.
- My problem was that I was brilliant at English but hopeless at maths.
- When will governments learn they are hopeless at running businesses?
- 2 (incompetent, inadequate) [colloquial/familiar] you're hopeless! give me the scissors ¡eres un inútil! dame esas tijeras as an interviewer, she's absolutely hopeless como entrevistadora, es una nulidad the train service on this line is hopeless el servicio de trenes en esta línea es desastroso or es un desastre to be hopeless
atsth ser* negado paraalgo I'm hopeless at languages soy negada para los idiomas
- 3 (despairing) [cry] de desesperación; [mood] abatido, desesperanzadoMore example sentences
- That delicious uncertainty has been replaced by despairing, hopeless inevitability.
- Finally, never leave the examination hall in despair, however hopeless things may seem.
- In the light of the authorities to which I have already referred, that ground of appeal was clearly hopeless.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.