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lucky
American English: /ˈləki/
British English: /ˈlʌki/

Translation of lucky in Spanish:

adjective luckier, luckiest

  • 1.1 who's the lucky man/woman?
    ¿quién es el afortunado/la afortunada?
    he was born lucky
    nació con suerte
    if we're lucky …
    si tenemos suerte …
    con un poco de suerte …
    you can think yourself lucky I didn't tell her
    puedes darte por contento de que no se lo dijera
    to be lucky to + infinitivehe's lucky to be alive
    tuvo suerte de no matarse
    she was lucky enough to be selected
    tuvo la suerte de que la seleccionaran
    you'll be lucky to find him there
    me extrañaría que lo encontraras allí
    lucky you/him! [colloquial]
    ¡qué suerte (tienes/tiene)!
    borrow my car? you should be so lucky o (British English) you'll be lucky [colloquial]
    ¿que te preste el coche? ¡ni soñarlo! or ¡ni lo sueñes! [colloquial]
    a pay increase? I should be so lucky [colloquial]
    ¿un aumento de sueldo? ¡qué más quisiera (yo)! [colloquial]
    third time lucky
    la tercera es la vencida
    1.2 (fortuitous) See examples: it was just a lucky guess he had a lucky escape
    se salvó de milagro
    a lucky break
    un golpe de suerte
    it was lucky for you he didn't find out
    tuviste suerte de que él no se enterara
    it was lucky (that) you were there
    fue una suerte que estuvieras ahí
    menos mal que estabas ahí
    Example sentences
    • She felt so lucky to be the one able to have this son.
    • I don't know how I got so lucky to get a girlfriend like you.
    • But a lot of people here, you know, they feel pretty lucky just to get that.
    1.3 (bringing luck) See examples:seven is my lucky number
    el siete es mi número de la suerte
    it's my lucky day
    hoy estoy de suerte
    he was born under a lucky star
    nació con (buena) estrella

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