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"Desesperante" is an adjective which is often translated as "infuriating", and "desesperado" is an adjective which is often translated as "desperate". Learn more about the difference between "desesperante" and "desesperado" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. infuriating
Es desesperante que la cola de gente esperando a entrar en el museo no avance.It's infuriating that the line of people waiting to enter the museum isn't moving.
b. exasperating
Discutir con mi madre es desesperante. Ella nunca me deja terminar las frases.Arguing with my mother is exasperating. She never lets me finish my sentences.
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desesperado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (hopeless)
a. desperate
Está desesperado porque no consigue trabajo.He's desperate because he can't find a job.
2. (intense)
a. desperate
Hizo lo inimaginable en un esfuerzo desesperado por salvar a su hija.He did the unthinkable in a desperate effort to save his child.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (person)
a. desperate person
El comando lo formaban un grupo de desesperados sin nada que perder.The commando group was made up of desperate people with nothing to lose.
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