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Misery and Miseria: Easily Confused Words in English and Spanish

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

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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.

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.

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