There are 2 translations of ruin in Spanish:

ruin1

Pronunciation: /ˈruːən; ˈruːɪn/

n

  • 1.1 (sth ruined) (often pl) ruina (f) we visited the ruin(s) visitamos las ruinas the town lay in ruins la ciudad estaba en ruinas his life/career was in ruins su vida/carrera estaba arruinada
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    • The ruins of the castle remain atop the hill but provide little protection from the relentless mistral, which constantly whips through its now-exposed cavity.
    • Alexander the Great was unsuccessful in his aims to capture the hilltop fortress here, the ruins of which remain to be explored.
    • The ruins of the apartment buildings were quickly bulldozed after the 1999 bombings.
    1.2 (cause) (no pl) ruina (f), perdición (f) drink will be the ruin of her la bebida será su ruina or perdición, la bebida la va a perder
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    • Ñusta fell in love with this man, but that was her ruin.
    • It was his intemperance which made him deaf to the appeals of Haemon, and which led him to disregard till it was too late the warnings of Teiresias; it was his intemperance which was his ruin.
    1.3 u (state) ruina (f) he's heading for financial ruin va derecho a la ruina or a la bancarrota the venture ended in ruin la empresa zozobró or fracasó the castle has fallen into ruin el castillo está en ruinas
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    • The dozens of sports that set down this weekend left a wake of destruction and ruin.
    • In addition to the physical ruin, there was the collapse of the ideology which had been so prominent.
    • After the destruction and ruin of the war years, and the climate of nationalism which preceded them, many hoped for a new model of political co-operation in Europe.

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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.

There are 2 translations of ruin in Spanish:

ruin2

vt

  • 1 (destroy) [city/building] destruir*; [career/life] arruinar, acabar con; [health] acabar con; [hopes] destruir*, echar por tierra; [plans] arruinar, echar por tierra the recession ruined the company la compañía quebró debido a la recesión he was ruined by the lengthy court case los costos de un juicio tan largo lo arruinaron or lo dejaron en la bancarrota
  • 2 (spoil) [dress/carpet/toy] estropear; [evening/surprise] echar a perder, estropear, arruinar; [child] echar a perder
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    • When someone is talking it just ruins the effect.
    • He orders the young man not to look at him either because as client or director this would ruin the effect he wants to achieve.
    • What drives them to subvert science, lie about the sources of the harm done, ruin countless lives?

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peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.