There are 2 main translations of desert in Spanish

: desert1desert2

desert1

abandonar, v.

Pronunciation: /dɪˈzəːt//dəˈzərt/

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    (place) abandonar
    (place) huir de
    • Despite beautiful sunny weather, the parks were virtually deserted.
    • At the end of the winter season and a few weeks away from the start of summer, the place was deserted.
    • Viewers can't help but wonder why the place was deserted, and imagine the noise and fun of the games before.
    • The place was practically deserted, so we had the run of almost every engine to ourselves.
    • The usually choc-a-bloc Central Street park was almost deserted - leaving spaces free for shoppers as the council intended.
    • I thought it was a little strange, as it was a Friday night and the place was deserted.
    • The place was mostly deserted and the wait staff had assembled in the bar to watch the game.
    • As he scanned the scene inside, it became obvious the place was deserted.
    • Arriving a good five minutes before the film was due to start, the place was deserted apart from four guys at the door.
    • The place was deserted so I talked to Terry, the security guard.
    • Unfortunately it was raining, windy and cold and when we got there the place was deserted.
    • Glancing up and down the dark street, I noticed how utterly deserted the place was… and how alone we were.
    • Today, with it being a Tuesday, the park was virtually deserted.
    • When I got back to the depot, the place was deserted.
    • Perhaps because the hotel is new, the place was almost deserted.
    • We get long, panoramic shots of night-time Paris - rooftops, deserted streets, empty bars and restaurants.
    • Kingston's normally bustling town centre was virtually deserted on Saturday morning as people chose to stay at home to watch the match.
    • His door flung open to find an empty couch and deserted living room.
    • Naturally, they must drive along a virtually deserted country road.
    • After the hectic activity during daytime, the area is virtually deserted by dusk with the chirping of crickets casting an eerie spell on the setting.
  • 2

    (post/family/friend) abandonar
    (duty/party/cause) desertar de
    • Millions of voters and members have deserted these parties and are seeking an alternative.
    • How was his third wife to know that he had deserted his still-living first wife?
    • Was such a party bound to desert its essential core of supporters, they working class, in its attempt to secure the votes and support of others?
    • Near the end of the story, deserted by his wife, he returns to descend into alcoholism.
    • These days most beneficiaries are not deserted wives; they are single women who have had children.
    • His customers deserted his food kiosk and his wife left him.
    • Moreover, we cannot help but feel sorry for the emotionally lonely jeweler who lacks a wife and is deserted even by his housemaid.
    • By 1914 most of their best-known intellectuals had quarrelled with Lenin's tactics and deserted the party.
    • White working class voters are deserting social democratic parties around the western world.
    • And they are very disaffected with a Labour Party they believe has deserted them.
    • What is worse about Henry's story is that he raised his three sons virtually single-handed after his wife deserted them.
    • The menace of grooms deserting their legally wedded wives is rampant.
    • In Germany, opinion polls have indicated that traditional voters are profoundly disillusioned with the Party and are deserting it in droves.
    • But now is not the time to desert the Labour Party, now is the time to reclaim it.
    • The enormous crowds delighted show organisers who had feared they may have deserted the event after last year's cancellation.
    • When the Government deserts them, who else is there to listen to the plight of the lottery people?
    • The millions who until now have been denied political representation have thus far expressed their dissatisfaction and alienation by deserting their old party.
    • It fears that its voters, particularly the younger generation, will desert the party if it is seen to capitulate to a unionist agenda.
    • I have not deserted the military nor been disloyal to the men and women of the military.
    • Nonconformists were outraged and many of those who had deserted the party in 1886 came back.
    • Those were dark times as friends deserted him and fans shunned him.
  • 3

    (fail)
    abandonar
    his courage deserted him su valor lo abandonó
    • His ability to feel had deserted him and it left him empty.
    • His first kick from defence missed touch by several yards and his normally unerring passing skills seemed to have deserted him.
    • My school French has deserted me in the hour of need.
    • This time though, lady luck and self belief have both deserted him.
    • My Excel skills have deserted me - I was unable to make a graph that successfully showed the readings and the variance between them.
    • A similar form of words may have entered Eriksson's mind as the luck of the draw deserted his team.
    • Indeed his weapon, an ability to swing the ball, seemed to have deserted him.
    • By 1980, her ability to overpower the political pressures on the judges had deserted her.
    • I do take risks though, so I hope my luck doesn't desert me in the future.
    • Don't count on this to be the case because Lady Luck will desert you in a flash.
    • However, skill wins out in the long run because luck will desert you one day.
    • However, even though he managed to keep the 35-year-old out for a third time four minutes before the break, his luck was finally to desert him.
    • Lady Luck, however, deserted him on the night but he was magnanimous and dignified in defeat.
    • But last year, his form of a year earlier completely deserted him and he was substituted in a number of games.
    • That these qualities could desert him so spectacularly at the club's training ground in the face of one legitimate question is revealing, if not even alarming.
    • Your lucky number has deserted you and eaten your dignity.
    • When the wind hit her as she rounded the top bend, her form and speed deserted her.
    • However, in recent weeks his judgment has deserted him too.
    • In one of the tightest contests in living memory, Lady Luck deserted him at the end.
    • She was shivering, visibly, as though her ability to withstand the elements had suddenly deserted her.

intransitive verb

Military

  • 1

    desertar
    they deserted in droves to the rebels hubo una deserción masiva hacia el bando rebelde

There are 2 main translations of desert in Spanish

: desert1desert2

desert2

desierto, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈdɛzərt//ˈdɛzət/

noun

  • 1

    Geography
    desierto masculine
    (region/climate) (before noun) desértico
    (sand/tribe) del desierto
    • His explorations, surveys and reports, which stated that the north had some excellent pastoral lands and were not just arid sands and saline deserts, attracted pastoralists to the area.
    • The sands of the desert gave way to a grass-land, though the grass had a rotten look to it, and was slippery to walk on.
    • He survived the crash by landing in ‘the biggest sand dune in the desert.’
    • Either it had been moved by someone, or something as was more likely, or it had been covered by the shifting sands of the desert.
    • It was a desolate barren land covered in deserts, forgotten and ignored by many.
    • Riding off trail or driving off designated areas permanently damages the land in the western desert.
    • They had left the forested area and were back into the sand of the desert.
    • I wanted to ride out into the desert on camelback, sand and dunes in every direction, eat whole roasted lamb with my fingers.
    • They occupy a wide range of environment from the edges of the desert to savannah lands (favoured by N. meleagris) and high forests.
    • Subtropical deserts and tropical savannahs and rainforests have similarly expanded and contracted, imposing their morphogenetic overprint on older landscapes.
    • He'd taken to spending long periods of time in the parkland, or out in the desert beyond the planted area, doing what, Annie didn't know.
    • The land was mostly flat and featureless; even the most desolate of the southern deserts had some rolling sand dunes and some cacti.
    • The 37 areas that qualified for wilderness status include tropical rain forests, wetlands, deserts, and arctic tundra.
    • Most of this area is desert or desertified sand suitable only for grazing.
    • The boy ran across the desert, the sand flying up from his heels.
    • The world sees the desert as a desolate land offering only hardship and discomfort.
    • The city had almost become overrun by the desert, the sand sweeping in to cover the streets and all items left out.
    • The black stone-wall stood out like a piece of coal in the snow, for it had been placed on a barren landscape, most of which had been covered with sand from the nearby desert.
    • The film starts by introducing ways to find a plot of land in the desert using satellite images, topographical maps and a compass.
    • The helicopter slowly landed in the soft sand of a desert in the middle of nowhere, Nevada.
  • 2

    (desolate place, state)
    desierto masculine
    • What you don't realise is that the country's a cultural desert.
    • The cultural desert has found an oasis from which to market its future.
    • Image and virtual reality are everything these days, explaining why the city, burdened with an inferiority complex, forever sees itself as a cultural desert.
    • Oh, but doesn't village life automatically consign you to a cultural desert?
    • The town was recently branded a cultural desert in a recent State of the Nation report.
    • The arts have not developed as quickly as the economy, and Hong Kong is often considered a cultural desert.
    • In that cultural desert, the President on screen appears a dignified and generous oasis of calm and benevolence.
    • We remain determined to guide the two of them through the cultural desert that is modern childhood but since they grew out of Postman Pat all the entertainment aimed at them seems so empty of real value.
    • Often derided as a cultural desert, it is listed as boasting plenty for arts lovers to experience.
    • People like that can only become popular in the cultural desert of the country.
    • There's a thriving energy and excitement about, and the whole perception of the town as a cultural desert is so wrong.
    • The Istanbul of the 1970s was considered to be something of a cultural desert - certainly in terms of classical music.
    • And they have been used as evidence to back the often-repeated slur that the town is a cultural desert.
    • This is not to say that it was a cultural desert: rather it was a repository of tradition that was constantly drawn on in terms of books and in terms of the iconography of its monuments.
    • Within three years, they hope the area will have at least two major arts projects and a host of neighbourhood events which will ensure that huge swathes of planned new homes do not become a cultural desert.