- [attempt] infructuoso, fallido, vano the unsuccessful outcome of the talks el fracaso de las negociaciones after two unsuccessful marriages después de dos fracasos matrimoniales to be unsuccessful with men/women no tener* éxito con los hombres/las mujeres we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful lamentamos informarle que no ha sido seleccionado I tried to contact you, but was unsuccessful traté de ponerme en contacto con usted, pero fue imposible they were unsuccessful in their efforts to please her no lograron or consiguieron complacerla we were unsuccessful in tracing the source of the information no pudimos dar con las fuentes de la informaciónMore example sentences
- To discriminate between successful and unsuccessful interventions we need evidence.
- That is not restricted to the situation where the claimant is successful or unsuccessful.
- He has already made two unsuccessful attempts at raising finance to fund an expansion programme.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.