Translation of "mistake" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /mɪˈsteɪk/ us /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/ us /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.

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


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

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

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


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)