Translation of schlemiel in Spanish:

schlemiel

Pronunciation: /ʃləˈmiːl/

noun/nombre

  • (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot], [pejorative/peyorativo], pobre infeliz (masculine and feminine)

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