Translation of desesperar in English:


transitive verb

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    su lentitud me desespera I find his slowness exasperating
    • me desespera que nunca me haga caso it's maddening / infuriating / exasperating the way she never takes any notice of me

intransitive verb

  • 1

    to despair
    to give up hope
    desesperar de algo to despair / give up hope of sth
    no desesperes, ya se arreglarán las cosas don't despair, everything will be all right
    • desesperaban ya de encontrarlos vivos they were already despairing of / giving up hope of finding them alive

pronominal verb

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    to become exasperated
    se desespera y le grita she becomes exasperated / gets infuriated and she shouts at him
    • se desespera de ver que va tan lento it exasperates him to see it going so slowly