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desgracia

feminine noun

  • 1 1.1 (desdicha, infortunio) tuvo la desgracia de perder un hijo
    sadly, she lost a son
    she was unfortunate enough to lose a son
    tiene la desgracia de que la mujer es alcohólica
    unfortunately, his wife is an alcoholic
    he has the misfortune to have an alcoholic wife
    bastante desgracia tiene el pobre hombre con su enfermedad
    he has enough to bear with his illness
    en la desgracia se conoce a los amigos
    when things get bad or rough or tough you find out who your real friends are
    caer en desgracia
    to fall from favor or grace
    1.2por desgracia (modificador de una oración) ¿te tocó sentarte al lado de él? — sí, por desgracia
    did you have to sit next to him? — unfortunately, yes or yes, I'm afraid so
  • 2 (suceso adverso) han tenido una desgracia tras otra
    they've had one piece of bad luck or one disaster after another
    sufrió muchas desgracias en su juventud
    he suffered many misfortunes in his youth
    y para colmo de desgracias, se me quemó la cena
    and to crown or cap it all, I burned the dinner
    ¡qué desgracia! se me manchó el traje nuevo las desgracias nunca vienen solas
    when it rains, it pours (US)
    it never rains but it pours (British)
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