There are 2 translations of ruin in Spanish:

ruin1

Pronunciation: /ˈruːən; ˈruːɪn/

n

  • 1.1 (sth ruined) (often plural/frecuentemente plural) ruina (feminine) 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 plural/sin plural) 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 uncountable/no numerable (state) ruina (feminine) 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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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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The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.