Translation of "wrong" - English-Spanish dictionary

wrong

adjective uk /rɒŋ/ us /rɔŋ/

A1 not correct

equivocado
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

inadecuado
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

mal
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

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

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

wrong

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

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

not good, not morally correct etc

malo
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

incorrectly

incorrectamente
The letter was wrongly addressed.

unjustly

injustamente
I have been wrongly treated.
wrongdoer noun

a person who does wrong or illegal things

malhechor, delincuente
The wrongdoers must be punished.
wrongdoing noun

transgresión
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

equivocarse
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!

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