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American English: /lɔs/
, /lɑs/
British English: /lɒs/

Translation of loss in Spanish:


  • 1 (of possessions, jobs, faculties) heat/energy loss
    pérdida de calor/energía
    the ship sank with the loss of 21 lives
    el naufragio se cobró 21 vidas
    the coup was carried out without loss of life
    el golpe se llevó a cabo sin que hubiera que lamentar víctimas or sin derramamiento de sangre
    if she does leave, she'll be no great loss
    no se pierde nada con que se vaya
    it's their loss not mine
    son ellos los que salen perdiendo or los que se lo pierden
    they were filled with a keen sense of loss
    sintieron un gran vacío
    to be at a lossthe news left me completely at a loss
    no supe cómo reaccionar ante la noticia
    I'm at a loss what to do next
    no sé qué hacer ahora
    I was at a loss for words he's never at a loss for words
    tiene respuesta para todo
    Example sentences
    • The reason for the possible job losses is possible barrack closures at the Garrison.
    • They have admitted the financial crisis could mean more job losses and ward closures.
    • His own school is facing job losses as it is in the process of moving from two forms of entry to one.
  • 2 2.1 (Business, Finance) the company made a huge loss
    la compañía sufrió grandes pérdidas
    I made a loss of $100 on the deal
    perdí 100 dólares en el negocio
    a tax loss
    una pérdida desgravable
    to sell something at a loss
    vender algo con pérdida
    we cannot continue trading at a loss
    no podemos seguir operando con déficit
    to be a dead loss [colloquial]this typewriter is a dead loss
    esta máquina de escribir no sirve para nada
    esta máquina de escribir es una porquería [colloquial]
    he's a dead loss as an organizer
    como organizador es un desastre or una calamidad
    to cut one's losses
    reducir las pérdidas
    2.2 (in insurance)
  • 3 3.1 (bereavement) [euphemistic]
    pérdida (feminine) [euphemistic]
    the loss of a dear one
    la pérdida de un ser querido
    Example sentences
    • We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment.
    • The large crowds at the funeral ceremonies reflected the sense of loss and grief felt throughout the neighbourhood.
    • You should be careful of people's deeply felt grief and sense of loss before you dismiss them as selfish cynics.
    also: losses plural
    (deaths) (Military)
    bajas (feminine plural)
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