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imposible
adjective
1. impossible (irrealizable)
  • es imposible de arreglar it's impossible to fix, it can't be fixed
  • es imposible que se lo haya dicho he can't possibly have told her
  • nos fue imposible ir we were unable to go
  • hacer lo imposible to do everything possible and more
2. unbearable, impossible (informal) (insoportable)
  • el tráfico en el centro estaba imposible the traffic in the center was impossible o a nightmare
masculine noun
also:
  • pedir imposibles to ask for the impossible
imposible
adjective
1 (no posible) impossible
es imposible it's impossible; it's out of the question; es imposible de predecir it's impossible to predict
hacer lo imposible
hacer lo imposible por hacer algo to do one's utmost to do sth; ¡parece imposible! you'd never believe it!
2 (inaguantable) impossible
3 (difícil) impossible
4 (Latinoamérica) (descuidado) slovenly; dirty; (repugnante) repulsive
un imposible (tarea) an impossible task; (objetivo) an impossible goal; lo que voy a pedir es un imposible what I'm about to ask is impossible; I'm about to ask for the impossible; perseguía un imposible he was pursuing an impossible dream o aim
para algunos cocineros lograr una salsa bearnesa es un imposible
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