Translation of suffer in Spanish:


sufrir, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌfə//ˈsəfər/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (loss/defeat/damage/injury) sufrir
    (pain) padecer
    (pain) sufrir
    (hunger) padecer
    (hunger) pasar
    to suffer hardship pasar necesidades
    • That's the first political defeat he's suffered in 20 years in power.
    • As an openly gay man in a much less tolerant era, he suffered constant abuse and rejection in his quest to ‘make them understand’.
    • I feel like I should wear my battle wounds with pride, flaunt my sufferings, but I don't think I have suffered.
    • No matter who deserves the blame for the blackout, the reality is people suffered, and so did the economy.
    • I'm not sure the disbarment incrementally adds that much more to the punishment he's personally suffered.
    • It gives me much pleasure to help keep open Francis House and other sanctuaries for suffering children whose parents can ill afford the ways and means of looking after them.
    • He learnt a great deal about the sufferings, the courage and the strengths of the East European churches.
    • This really struck a cord with me, she was deciding whether or not to go abroad to a country that would allow it but in the end she became a lot worse and suffered.
    • All the poems are short paeans to the indomitable courage of ordinary suffering people.
    • Too often, it's the children who appear to suffer most.
    • The rest of us see suffering people who need help.
    • Both sides suffered many casualties during their engagement.
    • Japanese troops poured into the wartime capital city of Nanjing on 13 December 1937, after suffering heavy casualties in Shanghai.
    • The physical and psychological sufferings of survivors tend to pale in comparison to the total number of victims.
    • The joys and sufferings here are meant to test how we behave under different circumstances in life.
    • They say the ministry has failed to stem the tide of the disease and also shown a considerable lack of concern for suffering farmers.
    • They talk to us about their struggles in their native land and all that they endured and suffered to get to this country.
    • Mr Thompson, who had an existing heart condition, suffered a mild heart attack following the assault but his consultant was unable to confirm the attack caused it.
    • Older children may suffer personality changes from mild to the extreme.
    • But despite their own personal suffering the couple were determined to give a loving home to children who so desperately needed it.
    • I accept that I suffered the defendant to supply heroin from my premises although I informed him on numerous occasions that I did not want him to do so.
  • 2

  • 3literary

    to suffer sb to + inf dejar que algn + subj
    • she would not suffer him to come near her no dejaba que se le acercase

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (experience pain, difficulty)
    to suffer in silence sufrir en silencio
    • to make sb suffer hacer sufrir a algn
    • to suffer for sth sufrir las consecuencias de algo
    • she suffered later for this rash decision más tarde sufrió las consecuencias de esta precipitada decisión
    • to suffer for one's sins expiar sus (/ mis etc. ) culpas
    • I drank too much last night and now I'm suffering for my sins anoche bebí demasiado y ahora estoy sufriendo las consecuencias
  • 2

    (be affected, deteriorate)
    (health/eyesight) resentirse
    (relationship/business/performance) verse afectado
    (performance/business/relationship) resentirse
  • 3

    (be afflicted)
    sufrir de
    padecer de formal
    he suffers from asthma padece de asma formal
    • he still suffers from the wound todavía le duele (/ le molesta etc. ) la herida
    • I suffer dreadfully from shyness soy terríblemente tímido