In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(desdicha, infortunio)tuvo la desgracia de perder un hijo — she was unfortunate enough to lose a son
- tiene la desgracia de que la mujer es alcohólica — 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 / rough / tough you find out who your real friends are
- caer en desgracia — to fall from favor / grace
1.2sentence adverb por desgracia — unfortunately
- ¿te tocó sentarte al lado de él? — sí, por desgracia — did you have to sit next to him? — unfortunately, yes / yes, I'm afraid so
2(suceso adverso)han tenido una desgracia tras otra — they've had one piece of bad luck / 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 / cap it all, I burned the dinner
- ¡qué desgracia! se me manchó el traje nuevo — oh, no / what a disaster! I've spilt something on my new suit
- las desgracias nunca vienen solas — it never rains but it pours
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