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"Discapacitado" is an adjective which is often translated as "disabled", and "minusválido" is an adjective which is also often translated as "disabled". Learn more about the difference between "discapacitado" and "minusválido" below.
discapacitado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (having a disability)
a. disabled
Los atletas discapacitados también tienen su propia versión de los Juegos Olímpicos.Disabled athletes also have their own version of the Olympics Games.
b. handicapped
El baño del restorán tiene un cubículo especial para clientes discapacitados.The bathroom in the restaurant has a special stall for handicapped customers.
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).
2. (person with a disability)
a. disabled person
Es obligatorio que todos los edificios públicos tengan rampas y ascensores para discapacitados.All government buildings must have ramps and elevators for disabled people.
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minusválido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(having a disability)
a. disabled
En mi clase hay un niño minusválido que viene en silla de ruedas.There is a disabled kid in my class who uses a wheelchair.
b. handicapped
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
La empresa obtiene ayudas del gobierno si contrata a gente minusválida.The company gets some grant aid if it hires handicapped people.
c. physically handicapped
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(physical)
Aunque sea minusválida, puede hacer deporte igualmente.She can still do sport even if she is physically handicapped.
d. mentally handicapped
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(mental)
Mi tío es minusválido y tiene la edad mental de un niño de ocho años.My uncle is mentally handicapped and he has the mental age of an 8-year-old 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).
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(person with a disability)
a. disabled person
En la oficina hemos empleado a un minusválido para ayudar con el correo.We've taken on a disabled person at work to help with the post.
b. handicapped person
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
Un minusválido tiene derecho a ayuda especial en estaciones de tren y aeropuertos.A handicapped person is entitled to special help at train stations and airports.
minusválidos
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(people with a disability)
a. the disabled
Los establecimientos públicos deben tener un aseo adaptado para minusválidos.Public establishments must have a toilet suited to the needs of the disabled.
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