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1. torpe (clumsy)
2. inoportuno(a) (inconvenient) (moment, time); incómodo(a), embarazoso(a) (silence, situation); difícil (location, person)
  • he's an awkward customer(familiar) es un tipo difícil
awkward [ˈɔːkwəd]
1 (inconvenient, difficult) [+moment, time] malo; [+shape] incómodo; poco práctico; [+corner] peligroso
have I called at an awkward moment? ¿he llamado en mal momento?; this scandal comes at an awkward moment for the government este escándalo llega en un momento difícil or en un mal momento para el gobierno
to be at an awkward age estar en una edad difícil
he's being awkward about it está poniendo inconvenientes
he's an awkward customer es un tipo difícil (informal); es un sujeto de cuidado (informal)
Thursday is awkward for me el jueves no me viene bien
to make things awkward for sb poner las cosas difíciles a algn; crear dificultades a algn
it would be awkward to postpone my trip again sería difícil volver a aplazar mi viaje
to come at an awkward [time]
it's not far, but it's awkward to get to by public transport no está lejos, pero es complicado llegar en transporte público; it's very awkward to carry es muy difícil de llevar
2 (embarrassing, uncomfortable) [+silence] embarazoso; [+problem, question] delicado; difícil; [+situation] delicado; violento; [+matter, subject] delicado
to feel awkward sentirse incómodo
he had always felt awkward with Clara siempre se había sentido incómodo con Clara; nunca se había sentido a gusto con Clara; I felt awkward about asking her for a rise me resultaba violento pedirle un aumento de sueldo
there was an awkward moment when ... hubo un momento violento or embarazoso cuando ...
to put sb in an awkward position poner a algn en una situación embarazosa or delicada; poner a algn en un compromiso
there was an awkward [moment] when I mentioned the missing money
3 (clumsy) [+person, gesture, movement] torpe; [+phrasing] poco elegante; torpe
to sleep in an awkward position dormir en mala posición
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