Translation of "mistake" - English-Spanish dictionary

mistake

noun uk /mɪˈsteɪk/

A2 something that you do or think that is wrong

equivocación, fallo
a spelling mistake
He made a lot of mistakes in his test.
by mistake

B1 If you do something wrong by mistake, you do it without wanting to.

por equivocación
I picked up someone else’s book by mistake.
verb uk /mɪˈsteɪk/ (present participle mistaking, past tense mistook, past participle mistaken)

to not understand something correctly

entender mal, malinterpretar
I think you mistook what I said.
→ Phrasal verbs mistake someone for someone

(Translation of “mistake” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

mistake

verb /miˈsteik/ (past tense mistook /-ˈstuk/, past participle mistaken)

(with for) to think that (one person or thing) is another

confundir
I mistook you for my brother in this bad light.

to make an error about

equivocarse, entender mal
They mistook the date, and arrived two days early.
mistaken adjective

wrong

equivocado
You are mistaken if you think he’s clever.
mistakenly adverb

erróneamente, por equivocación
He mistakenly picked up the wrong set of keys.

(Translation of “mistake” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)