Translation of pity in Spanish:
- 1 (no plural) (cause of regret) it's a pity (
that)it's a pity you can't goes una lástima or una pena quefollowed by subjunctivewhat a pity you missed it!es una lástima or una pena que no puedas irmore's the pity¡qué lástima or qué pena que te lo perdieras!it's a thousand pities he isn't here to see ites una lástima or una pena¡qué pena tan grande que él no esté aquí para verlo!Example sentences
- In the end, it's a pity because the situation could have been handled a lot better and without the angst and tears.
- It's such a pity, when perfectly reasonable tinned crab is available in the supermarkets!
- This enforced secrecy is a pity, because Lalonde might have some useful advice to offer his cousin.
- 2 uncountable (compassion) he showed no pityI don't want your pityse mostró implacableto take pity on somebody/somethingno quiero tu compasión or que me compadezcasto have pity on somebodyapiadarse or compadecerse de alguien/algoI felt pity for the poor creaturetener piedad or compasión de alguienfor pity's sake!me dio lástima (de) la pobre criatura¡por (el) amor de Dios!Example sentences
- He had no pity, no compassion, no understanding of what the victims of war suffered.
- Some said that to heal this rift in the Malay ground, some pity, or compassion, must be shown to Anwar.
- A good number of her early poems attempt to work on the reader's sense of pity and compassion.
transitive verb pities, pitying, pitied
- I pity the poor thingtenerle lástima aI think she pitied him more than she loved himle tengo lástima or la compadezco a la pobrela pobre me da lástimaI pity you if he finds out you've broken itcreo que más que quererlo le tenía lástimapobre de ti como descubra que lo has rotoExample sentences
- They were pitied, but few shared empathy with their hopes and dreams.
- She is pitying my cynical singledom, and I am worrying about her future.
- Well, when you stop being frightened of someone and then you stop pitying them, there's not really a lot left.
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