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Old January 16, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Mala Suerte!

People,

I have just read the term "mala suerte" in a book translated from English into Spanish.

Does this term exist, or does one have to say "azar." I know that in Portuguese, "mala suerte/ma sorte" is a very ignorant thing to say, a real contradiction in terms.

Of course, Spanish is a different language.

Anyway, thanks in advance,

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Old January 16, 2009, 04:16 PM
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mala suerte = bad luck
azar = chance
al azar = at random
por azar = by chance
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In Spanish, "mala suerte" simply means "bad luck". "Al azar" means "randomly".
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Old January 16, 2009, 06:09 PM
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Rusty and Tomissimo,

I would like to thank you both for the prompt replies, quicker than I would have imagined. It is all very clear now.

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