Thursday, 21 August 2014

Desgracia

Today's WOTD is: "desgracia" = misfortune

In Spanish, “desgracia” is a feminine noun of Latin origin, the main meaning of which is misfortune or bad luck, as in:
  • La desgracia parece acompañarnos por dondequiera que vamos (misfortune/ bad luck seems to follow us wherever we go);

The noun “desgracia” is also often used to refer to adversity, hardship or poverty.

A related word is “desgraciadamente”, unfortunately, as in:
  • Desgraciadamente, hoy no puedo asistir a clase de español (unfortunately, today I can't attend my Spanish lesson);

Some Spanish expressions with the word “desgracia” are:
  • Caer en desgracia (to fall on hard times);
  • Por desgracia (unfortunately);
    • Por desgracia, hoy no puedo asistir a clase de español (unfortunately, today I can't attend my Spanish lesson)
  • Por suerte o por desgracia (whether we like or not);
    • Por suerte o por desgracia estamos aquí (whether we like it or not, we are here);

Love-Spanish.com loves the word "desgracia" in the YouTube clip: Pituquitos - La desgracia'

For more on the word "desgracia", visit: Wordreference.com/es/en/ Desgracia

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “desgracia” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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