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dicha (feminine noun (la)) — luck, happiness, good luck, blessing, good fortune. Look up dicha in the dictionary

Tuve la dicha de viajar hasta egipto y conocer las pirámides.
I was fortunate enough to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids.
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Old January 17, 2010, 12:12 AM
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This is a discussion thread for the Daily Spanish Word for January 9, 2010

dicha (feminine noun (la)) — luck, happiness, good luck, blessing, good fortune. Look up dicha in the dictionary

Tuve la dicha de viajar hasta egipto y conocer las pirámides.
I was fortunate enough to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids.

Fui suficientemente afortunado de viajar a Egipto y ver las pirámides.

I had the joy of traveling to Egypt and getting to know the pyramids.

¿No?
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Fui suficientemente afortunado de viajar a Egipto y ver las pirámides.

I had the joy of traveling to Egypt and getting to know the pyramids.

¿No?
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Then there isn't meaning inside of the English for the word Dicha.

Fortunate is afortunado.

Then that word is different to the word Dicha.
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What's wrong with it?
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What's wrong with it?
Because that is not the correct translation. That's what wrong with it.

Joy is not good fortune.
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Because that is not the correct translation. That's what wrong with it.

Joy is not good fortune.
Correct. Two years later you say why not.


I hope that I'll have la dicha of knowing more about this by the end of this century.
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Then there isn't meaning inside of the English for the word Dicha.

Fortunate is afortunado.

Then that word is different to the word Dicha.
Well to me, saying 'I was lucky enough' and 'I was fortunate enough' are very similar. Or am I missing something?

My dictionary gives 2 meanings for 'dicha':


(felicidad) happiness

(suerte) good luck, good fortune

Or did you mean the Spanish sentence was ok, just his translation with 'joy' that wasn't right?

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Well to me, saying 'I was lucky enough' and 'I was fortunate enough' are very similar. Or am I missing something?

My dictionary gives 2 meanings for 'dicha':


(felicidad) happiness

(suerte) good luck, good fortune

Or did you mean the Spanish sentence was ok, just his translation with 'joy' that wasn't right?
I agree with your dictionary. My 'no' was a direct response (2 years ago ) to his translation here:

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Fui suficientemente afortunado de viajar a Egipto y ver las pirámides.

I had the joy of traveling to Egypt and getting to know the pyramids.

¿No?
I suppose that you could translate dicha as joy, but as so often happens in English, just because something is grammatically correct it does not mean it is actually used. In the above context, nobody would say joy, surely.

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