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Spanish translation of “wrong”


adjective /roŋ/
having an error or mistake(s); incorrect 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 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 wrongful dismissal from a job. wrongfully adverb
injustamente, ilegalmente
wrongfulness noun wrongly adverb incorrectly
The letter was wrongly addressed.
I have been wrongly treated.
wrongdoer noun a person who does wrong or illegal things 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 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!
(Definition of wrong from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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