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American English: /ʃləˈmil/
British English: /ʃləˈmiːl/

Translation of schlemiel in Spanish:


  • (American English) [slang] [pejorative]
    pobre infeliz (masculine or feminine)
    Example sentences
    • When it comes to chopping veggies, a schlemiel would spend days building a massive contraption to do it for him.
    • An ethnically Jewish version of the fool, the schlemiel is caught up in situations that reflect the historical problems of the Jewish people.
    • But unlike Woody or Tommy - schlemiels with whom we can identify- Vladimir's ‘problems’ are too hysterical, too willfully and ridiculously constructed, for us to empathize.
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