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Translation of "wrong" - English-Spanish dictionary

wrong

adjective   /rɒŋ/
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   /rɒŋ/
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   /rɒŋ/
behaviour that is not morally right mal She’s old enough to know the difference between right and wrong.
(Definition 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!
(Definition of wrong from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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