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woe

Pronunciation: /wəʊ/

Translation of woe in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (sorrow) congoja (feminine) [literary/literario], aflicción (feminine) he told me a tale of woe me contó un drama or una historia trágica woe betide you if you lose it! ¡pobre de ti or ay de ti si lo pierdes! woe is me! [archaic] [literary/literario] ¡pobre de mí!
    Example sentences
    • This is a woe I suffer from like no other, and cannot wait to be rid of it forever.
    • Even the judiciary adds to the woe by convicting the women for soliciting.
    • And to compound the woe, his father Thomas lost his battle with lung cancer.
    1.2
    (woes plural)
    (afflictions, troubles) males (masculine plural), tribulaciones (feminine plural) to tell sb one's woes contarle* a algn sus ( or mis etc) penas or males
    Example sentences
    • And Pakistan will set England enough conundrums without added injury woes.
    • I want the extreme anti abortionist to understand the woes and difficulties.
    • His chances have been blighted by a catalogue of injury woes and financial difficulties.

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