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American English: /sɪn/
British English: /sɪn/

Translation of sin in Spanish:


countable and uncountable
  • mortal/venial sin
    pecado mortal/venial
    the seven deadly sins it's a sin to waste food
    es un crimen or un pecado tirar la comida
    for my sins [humorous]
    para mi castigo [humorous]
    to live in sin (dated or humorous)
    vivir amancebado [dated]
    to be as miserable as sin
    ser un/una cascarrabias
    to be as ugly as sin
    ser más feo que pegarle a Dios or que Picio [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • We now live in, and scientists study, a creation damaged by human sin and divine judgment.
    • Part of the transgression of a sin is using something holy for an unholy purpose.
    • Cole fears that his supernatural abilities themselves are a sin, and Malcolm's sin is the classic sin of unbelief.

intransitive verb present participle sinning past tense, past participle sinned

  • to sin against something/somebody
    pecar contra algo/alguien
    more sinned against than sinning
    más bien el ofendido que el ofensor
    Example sentences
    • To sin against the Holy Spirit is to sin against hope.
    • I hereby forgive everyone who offended or angered me, or sinned against me.
    • To live in this world was to live in the expectation of sinning and being sinned against.
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