There are 2 main translations of lost in Spanish

: lost1lost2


Pronunciation /lɔst/ /lɑst/ /lɒst/

past tense & past participle

There are 2 main translations of lost in Spanish

: lost1lost2


perdido, adj.


  • 1

    • 1.1(mislaid, missing)

      to get lost perderse
      • how can it have got lost? ¿cómo puede haberse perdido?
      • Behind the sofa is one of the places in a home where all the lost things end up.
      • I murmured a prayer to St. Anthony to find a lost paper, looked down, and my hand was on it.
      • When he takes the back off to mend it, he finds the lost grand.
      • In some cases the card is not physically lost, but the critical information is in the possession of a third party.
      • When we look hard we find things - lost notes and four-leaf clovers, invisible to less attentive eyes.
      • It's nice to know that 70 people were actually looking for the lost child, and that they knew that there was one to look for.
      • And in total I've probably spent more than a year looking for lost car keys.
      • A tearful little boy cannot sleep without a lost Teddy bear - which belonged to his baby brother.
      • Thus, owners seeking to recover their lost pets will often look to the civil law for a remedy.
      • If your pet is then lost or stolen, there is a good chance that your pet will be returned to you.
      • When you poke about alongside a canal there are many lost and forgotten relics to be found of the old commercial nature of the place.
      • Your cultural heritage is in critical danger of being lost and forgotten forever.

    • 1.2(unable to find way)

      (child/dog) perdido
      to get lost perderse
      • you can get lost very easily in these tunnels te puedes perder / desorientar fácilmente en estos túneles
      • He got lost searching for the computer room, and when he eventually did call me back, the system had already righted itself.
      • Although the team got lost driving up, they were glad they came.
      • A fifth member turned up late, saying he got lost sightseeing, but the other four have not been seen.
      • I got lost driving back home, ended up on the way to Barking rather than Baker Street.
      • I remember some of them quite vividly even though they got lost years and years ago.
      • Abraham, who got lost traveling to the city, was also a bit erratic with his driving on the course.
      • The fire then merged with another started by a lost hiker signaling a helicopter.
      • However, evening had come, and he found himself thoroughly lost in the maze of crooked, narrow streets.
      • It was admittedly a much better walk though being lost as we went away from the main paths and more into proper forest.
      • But when road users, who were not familiar with the area, took the route, they got lost.
      • At the end, she decided to stick with the Main Street, so as not to be easily lost.
      • At around 5am a lost and disorientated little black and white cat had appeared in their garden.
      • In a foreign environment things happen and without clear explanation you can get lost very quickly.
      • Even though the woodlands here are relatively small, it's easy to get lost in them if you don't follow the paths.
      • But even so, you can still get lost down the trail, and that's the general idea.
      • You tell me, and I'll try not to get lost again the next time I drive through.
      • With very few houses and tourist amenities it is very easy to get lost in these mountains after dark.
      • It's easy to get lost in the old city of Damascus but don't panic: the Syrians are kind and helpful.
      • So even if you've been before, there's a fair chance you'll get lost or disorientated.
      • Last year the amount of skiable terrain was doubled, so it was inevitable that we would get lost.

  • 2

    • 2.1(vanished)

      (civilization/arts) perdido
      • Police are still undertaking further investigations and trying to recover the lost relics.
      • Miserably, in trying to recover his lost childhood Jackson is depriving his own kids of theirs.
      • Smokers who quit will not recover lost lung function, but the rate of decline may revert to that of a non-smoker.
      • Of course, in movies it is not always desirable to recover lost memories.
      • All now turned on the outcome of John's attempt to recover his lost lands.
      • It will fight the case that you are actually an employee and it will attempt to recover lost revenues.
      • It's best not to stare at children too hard these days, but listening to them I found myself in some kind of reverie for my own lost youth.
      • Is it a longing for lost youth, a remembrance of a time of discovery when emotions were running out of control?
      • Older players in the team are jealous of school-boys as they represent their lost youth.
      • It has also been said that some are trying to recapture lost youth after children have flown the nest.
      • Other footballers find a way to reintegrate themselves into the sport and recover their lost reputations.
      • Bully is a disturbing film and some of its images of a lost and wasted youth are unforgettable.
      • With a regular program of fitness the recovery of lost flexibility and strength will be noticeable.
      • Any nervousness quickly dissolved as we catch up on lost years.
      • We made up lost time and arrived at Gare du Nord on time, to be loaded into taxis and driven to our hotel for baths and showers and drinks before dinner.
      • Back injuries result in millions of hours of lost work time and countless hours of pain for people everywhere.
      • He will not be paid but he will be recompensed for lost wages.
      • These remarkably lenient terms will cost the council £273,000 in lost interest.
      • The black market in the illegal fuel is estimated to cost the Government £450m in lost tax revenue a year.
      • In his situation I imagined I would feel angry at lost years and frustrated dreams.

    • 2.2euphemistic (dead, destroyed)

      she thought of her lost baby pensó en el niño que había perdido
      • The shrubbery was symbolic, and one particular tree was planted in memory of the Keller's lost son.
      • Every year the bodies of lost soldiers of World War One (1914-1918) are being unearthed.
      • Participants will place 29 illuminated lanterns -- one for each of the lost crew members -- around the Fitzgerald's original anchor.
      • Last week, the Australian navy took family members of the lost crew members out to the wreck site, where they held a ceremony and dropped wreaths into the water.
      • Attending the weekend were some of the survivors, crew members who had left ship before the sinking, relatives of the lost crew members and the captain of the U-Boat responsible.

  • 3

    • 3.1(wasted)

      (time) perdido
      (opportunity) desperdiciado
      (opportunity) perdido
      • I was crying at the overwhelming sense of lost opportunity, and was probably not very good company in the bar afterwards.
      • The fact he then learnt in a couple of weeks, but simply won't read books today, is an illustration of lost opportunity.
      • Slow and stately movement is compounding the lost opportunities of earlier wasted years.
      • The orphaned Garden Festival site became a byword in lost opportunity.
      • The Central meanwhile were left to bemoan their lost opportunity to strike out.
      • This could have been a lost opportunity for my friend to make a new friend and maybe meet others through him.
      • The link as shown would have fitted very well into the city centre, and one cannot but lament the lost opportunity.
      • Has the educational system improved so much that it was worth the lost opportunities?
      • It also made them keen to make up for lost opportunity and learn more about where they came from.
      • It is going to be a massive era for British sport and for football not to play a part will be a lost opportunity.
      • The overall feeling I got from these three features was that it was a lost opportunity.
      • One thing is certain; that after the passage of time nothing can be done about the lost opportunity.
      • Over dedication to a certain plan may result in lost opportunity.
      • This bill is a lost opportunity for young people who need those services.
      • What is really worrying is the lost opportunity with regard to this bill.
      • The fact that this didn't happen in the first two years was a lost opportunity.
      • As a result, to varying degrees, they have all suffered years of lost opportunity.
      • The story of the aquaculture industry is one of lost opportunity under this Government.
      • For many in the developing world it has been a decade of lost opportunity.
      • In later years, she made up for this lost time, never missing an opportunity to add to her infamy.

    • 3.2(unrealized)

      (output/production) perdido

  • 4

    • 4.1(confused)

      you're going too fast: I'm lost vas demasiado rápido y me confundo / no te sigo
      • At the moment though, I just feel rather lost and disorientated myself.
      • Knowing these people helps to understand why alcohol is such a boon to the lost and the lonely.
      • Tonight, I felt lost beyond anything I have felt the entire time I have been here.
      • She felt lost, defeated in every aspect of herself.

    • 4.2(at a loss)

      to be lost without sth/sb estar perdido sin algo/algn

      • I'm lost without a watch/my diary

    • 4.3(absorbed)

      to be lost in sth estar ensimismado en algo

      • he's completely lost in his book
      • lost in thought

  • 5

    (denied, unavailable)
    to be lost to sb/sth
  • 6literary

    (morally fallen)
    (woman/soul) perdido
  • 7

    (not won)
    (battle/election) perdido