Die Übersetzung von "wrong" - Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch


adjective uk /rɒŋ/ us /rɔŋ/

A1 not correct

the wrong answer
We’re going the wrong way.
be wrong

A2 to think or say something that is not correct

estar equivocado
You were wrong about the party – it’s today, not tomorrow.
what’s wrong?

B1 used to ask what the problem is

¿qué pasa?
get something wrong

B1 to produce an answer or result that is not correct, or to say or write something that is not correct

equivocarse en algo
I got most of the answers wrong.
The newspapers got the story completely wrong.

morally bad

malo, moralmente incorrecto
It’s wrong to tell lies.

not suitable

I think she’s wrong for this job.
get the wrong end of the stick

to not understand a situation correctly

tomar el rábano por las hojas
My mum got the wrong end of the stick and thought that Jim was my boyfriend.
adverb uk /rɒŋ/ us /rɔŋ/

A2 in a way that is not correct

He always says my name wrong.
go wrong

B1 to develop problems

estropearse, salir mal
Something’s gone wrong with my car.
noun uk /rɒŋ/ us /rɔŋ/

behaviour that is not morally right

She’s old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.

(Die Übersetzung von "wrong" von Cambridge Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /roŋ/

having an error or mistake(s); incorrect

equivocado, erróneo, incorrecto
The child gave the wrong answer
We went in the wrong direction.

incorrect in one’s answer(s), opinion(s) etc; mistaken

I thought Singapore was south of the Equator, but I was quite wrong.

not good, not morally correct etc

It is wrong to steal.

not suitable

inadecuado, impropio, inoportuno
He’s the wrong man for the job.

not right; not normal

que no va bien, que no funciona
There’s something wrong with this engine
What’s wrong with that child – why is she crying?
wrongful adjective

not lawful or fair

injusto, ilegal
wrongful dismissal from a job.
wrongfully adverb

injustamente, ilegalmente
He was wrongfully accused of stealing the money.
wrongfulness noun

injusticia, ilegalidad
wrongly adverb


The letter was wrongly addressed.


I have been wrongly treated.
wrongdoer noun

a person who does wrong or illegal things

malhechor, delincuente
The wrongdoers must be punished.
wrongdoing noun

do (someone) wrong

to insult (someone), treat (someone) unfairly etc.

tratar a alguien mal/injustamente
do wrong

to act incorrectly or unjustly

hacer mal
You did wrong to punish him.
go wrong

to go astray, badly, away from the intended plan etc

salir mal
Everything has gone wrong for her in the past few years.

to stop functioning properly

romperse, estropearse
The machine has gone wrong – I can’t get it to stop!

to make a mistake

Where did I go wrong in that sum?
in the wrong

guilty of an error or injustice

tener la culpa
She is completely blameless. You’re the one who’s in the wrong!

(Die Übersetzung von "wrong" von PASSWORT Englisch-Spanisch-Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)