fatal


fatal
adj.
1 fatal (mortal).
2 terrible, awful (informal) (muy malo). (peninsular Spanish)
lo que has hecho está fatal what you've done is awful o terrible
3 inevitable (inevitable).
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fatal
adjetivo
1 (inexorable) fateful
2 (mortal) deadly, fatal
el accidente fue fatal the accident was fatal
3 familiar (muy malo) awful, horrible, terrible
su redacción estaba fatal his composition was awful
nos lo pasamos fatal we had a rotten time
adverbio
1 familiar awfully, terribly
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adj.
fatal
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1. ADJ
1) (=mortal) [accidente, desenlace] fatal
2) * (=horrible) awful, terrible

tiene un inglés fatal — his English is awful o terrible

la obra estuvo fatal — the play was awful o terrible

3) (=inevitable) [plazo, cita] unavoidable

ese comentario fatal firmó su sentencia — that ill-fated o disastrous comment sealed his sentence

2.
ADV * terribly

lo pasaron fatal — they had an awful o a terrible time (of it)

cocina fatal — he's an awful o a terrible cook

me encuentro fatal — I feel awful o terrible

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I
adjetivo
1)
a) <accidente/enfermedad/consecuencias> fatal

se teme un desenlace fatal — we fear the worst

b) (liter) (ineludible) inevitable, fatal (liter)
2) (fam) (muy malo) terrible, awful

me encuentro fatal — I feel awful

está fatal, tendrán que operar — she's in a really bad way, they'll have to operate (colloq)

II
adverbio: (esp Esp fam)

viste fatal — he dresses really badly

me caen fatal — I can't stand them (colloq)

* * *
= fatal, god-awful.
Ex. Quite apart from the great toll of unasked questions, any hint of mutual antipathy between enquirer and librarian is fatal to the reference interview.
Ex. The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
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* atracción fatal = fatal attraction.
* casi fatal = near-fatal.
* con consecuencias fatales = fatally.
* mujer fatal = femme fatale, man-eater.
* salir fatal = go + pear-shaped.
* * *
I
adjetivo
1)
a) <accidente/enfermedad/consecuencias> fatal

se teme un desenlace fatal — we fear the worst

b) (liter) (ineludible) inevitable, fatal (liter)
2) (fam) (muy malo) terrible, awful

me encuentro fatal — I feel awful

está fatal, tendrán que operar — she's in a really bad way, they'll have to operate (colloq)

II
adverbio: (esp Esp fam)

viste fatal — he dresses really badly

me caen fatal — I can't stand them (colloq)

* * *
= fatal, god-awful.

Ex: Quite apart from the great toll of unasked questions, any hint of mutual antipathy between enquirer and librarian is fatal to the reference interview.

Ex: The director and deputies deserve the most recognition because they actually had to give up time with their families for the god-awful places we sent them.
* atracción fatal = fatal attraction.
* casi fatal = near-fatal.
* con consecuencias fatales = fatally.
* mujer fatal = femme fatale, man-eater.
* salir fatal = go + pear-shaped.

* * *
fatal1
adjective
A
1 ‹accidente/enfermedad/consecuencias› fatal
está muy grave y se teme un desenlace fatal he is in a critical condition and we fear the worst
2 (liter) (ineludible) inevitable, fatal (liter), fateful (liter)
el hado/destino fatal así lo había escrito it was fated/destined to happen
3 (Chi fam) (de mala suerte) unlucky
soy fatal para este juego I'm very unlucky at this game
B (fam)
1 (muy malo) terrible, awful
los niños están fatales hoy the children are impossible o are behaving terribly today
2 (fam)
(enfermo): está fatal, tendrán que operar she's in a really bad way, they'll have to operate (colloq)
me encuentro fatal I feel awful o terrible o rotten (colloq)
fatal2
adverb
(esp Esp fam): lo hice fatal I made a real mess of it (colloq)
viste fatal he dresses really badly
sus bromas me caen fatal I can't stand her jokes (colloq)
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fatal adjetivo
1accidente/enfermedad/consecuenciasfatal
2 (fam) (muy malo) terrible, awful;
fue un fin de semana fatal it was a terrible weekend;

me encuentro fatal I feel awful;
su padre está fatal his father's in a really bad way (colloq)
■ adverbio (esp Esp fam):
viste fatal he dresses really badly;

me caen fatal I can't stand them (colloq)
fatal
I adjetivo
1 (desastroso, muy perjudicial) fatal: fue un error fatal, it was a fatal error
2 (mortal) deadly, fatal: el accidente tuvo un fatal desenlace, the accident ended tragically
3 (lamentable, pésimo) awful, dreadful
familiar lousy
4 (inevitable, ineludible) fateful, inevitable
II adv fam awfully, terribly: lo pasamos fatal, we had a rotten time
cantaban fatal, they sang really badly

'fatal' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
enrollarse
- funesta
- funesto
- marras
- mortal
- sentar
- vampiresa
- distracción
English:
appalling
- awful
- behave
- dreadful
- fatal
- femme fatale
- grim
- lousy
- pear-shaped
- rotten
- terrible
- wretched
- bad
- deadly
* * *
fatal
adj
1. [mortal] fatal;
el accidente fue fatal it was a fatal accident
2. [inevitable] inevitable
3. [seductor]
mujer fatal femme fatale
4. Esp Fam [muy malo] terrible, awful;
una novela fatal a terrible o an awful novel;
eso que has hecho está fatal what you've done is terrible o awful
5. Esp Fam [enfermo]
me encuentro fatal I feel terrible o awful;
está fatal, igual se muere he's in a very bad way and may well die
adv
Esp Fam
pasarlo fatal to have a terrible o an awful time;
sentirse fatal to feel terrible o awful;
ese vestido te sienta fatal that dress looks terrible o awful on you;
me cae fatal su novio I can't stand her boyfriend
* * *
fatal
I adj
1 fatal
2 (muy malo) dreadful, awful
II adv very badly;
lo he pasado fatal fam I had an awful time
* * *
fatal adj
1) mortal: fatal
2) fam : awful, terrible
3) : fateful, unavoidable
* * *
fatal1 adj
1. (muy malo) awful / terrible
hace un día fatal it's a terrible day
2. (mortal) fatal
un accidente fatal a fatal accident
fatal2 adv terribly / really badly
el equipo jugó fatal the team played really badly

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