1. 〔災難〕a disaster;〔不幸〕(a) misfortune;〔めんどう〕trouble(s)
    • 災いに遭う
    • meet with a calamity/suffer a disaster [misfortune]
    • 人に災いを及ぼす
    • get a person into trouble
    • 彼の不注意が災いを招いた
    • His carelessness invited [brought on/caused] the disaster.
    • 災いが降りかかった
    • He had bad luck./《文》 Misfortune befell him.
    • 子供に災いがかかりませんように
    • Keep the children out of harm's way!
    • 正直が災いして彼は商売に失敗した
    • His honesty proved a handicap, and he failed in business.
    • 美貌びぼうが災いして彼女は身を滅ぼした
    • Her personal beauty was her ruin./Her beauty brought (down) ruin upon her.
  1. 口は災いの元Be careful (of) what you say.
  1. 災いを転じて福となすturn a misfortune into a blessing