Translation of plague in Spanish:


peste, n.

Pronunciation: /pleɪɡ//pleɪɡ/


  • 1

    peste feminine
    to avoid sb like the plague huirle a algn como a la peste
    • he's such a bore, they avoid him like the plague es tan pesado que le huyen como a la peste
    • I avoid Saturday shopping like the plague ni loco voy de compras un sábado
    • The country has made headlines lately with the resurgence of preventable diseases such as plague, malaria, dengue fever and tuberculosis.
    • Common scourges found in the desert include plague, typhus, malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
    • Life expectancy has risen, and many diseases, including plague, smallpox, cholera, and typhus, have been eliminated.
    • Rats can spread the plague, typhus and food poisoning.
    • The contending armies ravaged the north Italian plains from Piedmont to the Veneto, and touched off an epidemic of plague which soon spread to regions of the peninsula unaffected by the fighting.
    • The number of measles cases is fast rising, and if this continues children could die, and the disease could become the plague it once was.
    • In this way, they spread disease, plague, leprosy, typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, and so on.
    • They could poison us with botulin, or try to infect us with the plague or anthrax.
    • Infectious disease experts say that the agents of greatest concern are the germs that cause anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulism and tularemia.
    • Insecticides kill insect defoliators and vectors of deadly human diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, plague, and typhus.
    • Cholera, plague, smallpox, malaria, kalaazar, leprosy and venereal diseases are the others considered.
    • And of course they carry infectious diseases such as plague.
    • Moreover, the only diseases that members are required to report are yellow fever, plague and cholera.
    • One is able to regard the country as very healthy, despite the regrettable maladies that frequently afflict it in the form of plague, dysentery and small pox.
    • Other infectious diseases that pose a threat include plague, tularemia, botulism and tuberculosis.
    • Between then and 1902 data were collected on cholera, smallpox, plague, and yellow fever.
    • The minister identified plague, ebola, smallpox, anthrax, tularaemia and botulism as the main biological threats.
    • The conquest of major epidemic diseases such as the plague and smallpox was an important contribution, but vulnerability to disease had persisted as a result of poor health.
    • But there are other threats, small pox, plague, other more contagious diseases, that we still could be subjected to.
    • This was the era of plague, typhus, malaria, high infant and maternal mortality, and low life expectancy.
    • Australia is battling its biggest plague of locusts in decades as billions of the insects hatch along the central east region.
    • After the ruler's next refusal, a plague of locusts smote the land and Moses brought a darkness for three days.
    • There's a plague of locusts gathering in Africa.
    • A plague of crickets swarmed through a train in York station, forcing hundreds of passengers to evacuate.
    • He's been thrown into jail, endured unimaginable heat, insect plagues and a serious fall which had to be stitched without anesthetic.
    • He ordered four men to stay behind at the base camp at Cooper's Creek to guard a stock of provisions against a plague of rats.
    • As if the people of Darfur, in western Sudan, didn't have enough to contend with, now there's the prospect of a plague of locusts.
    • But then an almost biblical plague of insects descended on the crops and began eating them.
    • If you can show me proof that Britain would be in the grip of a plague of foxes were it not for the ‘millions’ killed by hounds each year, then I would agree to a cull.
    • The impact of these disasters was worsened by a major earthquake and a plague of locusts that destroyed newly planted crops.
    • If anyone could rid the castle of its plague of rats, he would be rewarded with ten sacks of gold and her hand in marriage when she came of age.
    • Traffic was affected not only by the vicissitudes of the business cycle and the Panic of 1873 but also by flour mill explosions and even a plague of locusts.
    • Whole streets were blocked off by vegetable sellers, litter grew out of control, there was a plague of giant rats, whites fled and murder and other crimes soared.
    • No plague of locusts descends, the oceans don't boil over with frogs, and the apocalypse isn't ushered in because of our discovery.
    • Even a little bit of rain can be a burden, especially for those farmers who planted crops after rain over a month ago, only to see them consumed by a plague of locusts as they began to grow.
    • Experts are warning that Africa is on the brink of its worst plague of the insects for nearly 20 years.
    • An investigation by environmental health chiefs has failed to find the cause of a plague of flies bringing misery to a Rotherham neighbourhood.
    • This house has a plague of small black millipedes.
    • When a plague of locusts and a bad drought struck the country last year, devastating the crops, the prospect of a famine in 2005 loomed large.
    • There have been two earthquakes and a plague of locusts.
  • 2

    (troublesome horde, mass)
    plaga feminine
    a plague of locusts/mice/tourists una plaga de langostas/ratones/turistas

transitive verb

  • 1

    (afflict continually)
    a country plagued by strikes un país asolado por constantes huelgas
    • plagued with problems plagado de problemas
    • plagued by doubts and fears acosado / atormentado por dudas y temores
  • 2

    they plagued her with questions about her resignation la acosaron / asediaron con preguntas sobre su dimisión