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luck

Pronunciation: /lʌk/

Translation of luck in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • uncountable/no numerable suerte (feminine) you never know your luck a lo mejor tienes suerte knowing my luck … con la (mala) suerte que tengo … good/bad luck buena/mala suerte to wish sb (good) luck desearle (buena) suerte a algn good luck! ¡(buena) suerte! best of luck! ¡mucha suerte!, te deseo la mejor de las suertes oh well, bad o hard luck! ¡mala suerte! better luck next time otra vez será it's bad luck to break a mirror romper un espejo trae mala suerte to bring (good) luck/bad luck traer* (buena) suerte/mala suerte to have the good/bad luck to + infinitive/infinitivo tener* la (buena)/mala suerte de + infinitive/infinitivo it was a piece o stroke of luck finding you still here fue una suerte encontrarte todavía aquí they had luck on their side this afternoon esta tarde los acompañó or les sonrió la suerte, la suerte estuvo de su lado esta tarde if our luck holds si seguimos con suerte with any/a bit of luck con un poco de suerte to be in/out of luck estar*/no estar* de suerte two spoonfuls of sugar and one for luck dos cucharadas de azúcar y una de propina or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) de ñapa or (in Southern Cone, Peru also/en Cono Sur, Perú, también) de yapa some people have all the luck [colloquial/familiar] los hay con suerte, algunos nacen con estrella (y otros nacen estrellados) all the luck in the world won't get you out of this mess [colloquial/familiar] de esta no te saca nadie or [colloquial/familiar] ni tu madre still working there? — yes, worse luck [colloquial/familiar] ¿todavía trabajas ahí? — sí, ¡qué le vamos a hacer! I tried everywhere to find that book, but no luck busqué el libro por todos lados, pero no hubo forma or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) no hubo caso did you get a taxi? — no such luck ¿conseguiste un taxi? — ¡qué va! as luck would have it … quiso la suerte que (followed by subjunctive/seguido por subjuntivo) it's the luck of the draw es cuestión de suerte to be down on one's luck estar* de mala racha to have the luck of the devil o the devil's own luck tener* mucha suerte, ser* muy suertudo (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar] to push one's luck desafiar* a la suerte to try one's luck probar* suerte
    Example sentences
    • If well-performed, the lion dance is believed to bring luck and happiness.
    • It is believed that these purchases will bring luck and prosperity to the buyers.
    • We would say good luck Latoya, but from looks of it luck will have little to do with it!

Phrasal verbs

luck out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (American English/inglés norteamericano)
[colloquial/familiar] estar* de suerte, estar* con la buena (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]

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