13/09/16 Easily Confused Words in English and Spanish: Misery & Miseria

confused words misery miseria

 

English Word Spanish translation Confused With English translation
MISERY tristeza MISERIA poverty

Misery means extreme suffering or unhappiness – NOT poverty. As you will see in the examples, not only do the words look similar but they are often confused in their meanings.

Examples:
The war brought misery to thousands of refugees.
They were living in overcrowded slums in conditions of great misery.
A source of human misery
The joy and misery of life
The last years of her life were a misery.
Stop being such a misery.