English-German translation for "misfortune"

"misfortune" German translation

misfortune
noun | Substantiv s

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  • Missgeschickneuter | Neutrum n
    misfortune
    Unglückneuter | Neutrum n
    misfortune
    Pechneuter | Neutrum n
    misfortune
    misfortune
examples
  • Unglücksfallmasculine | Maskulinum m
    misfortune mishap
    misfortune mishap
  • Gebärenneuter | Neutrum n eines unehelichen Kindes, Fehltrittmasculine | Maskulinum m mit Folgen
    misfortune having an illegitimate child dialect(al) | Dialekt, dialektaldialor | oder od familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
    misfortune having an illegitimate child dialect(al) | Dialekt, dialektaldialor | oder od familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
  • uneheliches Kind
    misfortune illegitimate child dialect(al) | Dialekt, dialektaldialor | oder od familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
    misfortune illegitimate child dialect(al) | Dialekt, dialektaldialor | oder od familiar, informal | umgangssprachlichumg
  • misfortune syn → see „adversity
    misfortune syn → see „adversity
  • misfortune → see „mischance
    misfortune → see „mischance
he is a living witness to my misfortune
er ist ein lebender Zeuge meines Unglücks
he is a living witness to my misfortune
misfortune makes strange bedfellows
im Unglück schließt man seltsame Freundschaften
misfortune makes strange bedfellows
I would take warning by his misfortune
ich würde mir sein Unglück zur Warnung dienen lassen
I would take warning by his misfortune
to wail over one’s misfortune
to wail over one’s misfortune
misfortune was the making of him
sein Schicksal hat ihn zu dem gemacht, was er heute ist
misfortune was the making of him
soured by misfortune
soured by misfortune
Wie sie sich über mein Unglück gefreut haben würde!
How glad she would have been at my misfortune!
Source: Books
Das war ein Unglück; aber es ist gleichfalls eine vollendete Tatsache.
That is a misfortune, but that too is an accomplished fact.
Source: Books
Glück und Pech wechseln sich ab.
Good luck alternates with misfortune.
Source: Tatoeba
Dann hast du, sagen wir einmal, das Unglück gehabt, dich in einen andern Mann zu verlieben.
Next, let us admit that you had the misfortune to fall in love, not with your husband.
Source: Books
Sie hat ihr einziges Kind verloren.
You have heard of her misfortune?
Source: Books
Seitdem habe ich eine Pechsträhne gehabt.
I have had a series of misfortunes since then.
Source: Tatoeba
Doch selbst ein Unglück kann noch Gelegenheiten zum positiven Handeln bergen.
This misfortune may, however, offer opportunities for positive action.
Source: Europarl
Sie sitzen nur leider Gottes sicher hier!
You just have the misfortune to be in the chair now.
Source: Europarl
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