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    Hello! Would someone be so kind and translate this into spanish? Context: A woman always keeps on looking on the "black" side of life. Would really appreciate it! Greets

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    Default Re: alarmist till death uh?

    Paranoica hasta que se / me muera / hasta la muerte... 100% paranoica...

    I'm not sure if the definition of "alarmist" is an equivalent for "alarmist" in this case.
    According to RAE, it's "Dicho de una persona: que hace cundir noticias alarmantes".

    Hope it helps!

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    thanks a lot! I've also found "agonías" in colloquial. Could this be used too?

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    Well, agonías is not that common in Argentina, but I think it means "whiner" rather than "alarmist"... I would go with paranoica, quejosa (colloquially, a whiner in Argentina) or you can google the frequency of usage.
    I would have to see the whole context to give you an exact answer...


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    Default Re: alarmist till death uh?

    In your sentence alarmista falls into the second defintion of the DRAE and it fits your context.

    Alarmista hasta la muerte no?

    Agonías is a plural noun and it doesn't fit your sentence structurally because there is no agreement. According to the DRAE agonía in singular refers to a pesimist, so technically it could fit your context.

    I don't like agonía because it doesn't sound good to me. But it might sound OK to other people.

    I stick to alarmista because it is the direct equivalent of alarmist and it fits your context of: A woman always keeps on looking on the "black" side of life.

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    thanks a lot for all your replys!

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