There are 2 translations of pity in Spanish:

pity1

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪti/

n

  • 1 (no pl) (cause of regret) lástima (f), pena (f) it's a pity (that) es una lástima or una pena que (+ subj) it's a pity you can't go es una lástima or una pena que no puedas ir what a pity you missed it! ¡qué lástima or qué pena que te lo perdieras! more's the pity es una lástima or una pena it's a thousand pities he isn't here to see it ¡qué pena tan grande que él no esté aquí para verlo!
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    • 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 u (compassion) piedad (f), compasión (f) he showed no pity se mostró implacable I don't want your pity no quiero tu compasión or que me compadezcas to take pity on sb/sth apiadarse or compadecerse* de algn/algo to have pity on sb tener* piedad or compasión de algn I felt pity for the poor creature me dio lástima (de) la pobre criatura for pity's sake! ¡por (el) amor de Dios!
    More 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.

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There are 2 translations of pity in Spanish:

pity2

vt (pities, pitying, pitied)

  • tenerle* lástima a, compadecer* I pity the poor thing le tengo lástima or la compadezco a la pobre, la pobre me da lástima I think she pitied him more than she loved him creo que más que quererlo le tenía lástima I pity you if he finds out you've broken it pobre de ti como descubra que lo has roto
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    • 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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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.