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"Intolerant" is an adjective which is often translated as "intolerante", and "intolerable" is an adjective which is often translated as "intolerable". Learn more about the difference between "intolerant" and "intolerable" below.
intolerant
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unwilling to tolerate)
a. intolerante
Don't pay any attention to that intolerant jerk. You are a beautiful person.No prestes atención a ese idiota intolerante. Eres una hermosa persona.
b. intransigente
It astounds me that he thinks his intolerant attitude is going to resonate with enough people to win.Me asombra que él crea que su actitud intransigente vaya a encontrar eco en suficiente gente como para ganar.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Carla is intolerant of her son dating an older woman.Carla no tolera que su hijo salga con una mujer mayor.
He's obviously intolerant of immigrants.Es obvio que no tolera a los inmigrantes.
2. (unable to tolerate)
a. intolerante
I've been lactose intolerant since I turned 15.Soy intolerante a la lactosa desde que cumplí los 15.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jessica is intolerant of milk.Jessica tiene intolerancia a los lácteos.
Kathy is intolerant of shellfish.Kathy no tolera los mariscos.
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intolerable
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. intolerable
The report describes the intolerable conditions in which these children are working.El informe describe las condiciones intolerables en que están trabajando estos niños.
b. insoportable
My son-in-law has just given in his notice, complaining of an intolerable workload.Mi yerno acaba de renunciar al puesto, quejándose de una insoportable carga de trabajo.
c. insufrible
The pain was intolerable and the painkillers weren't working.El dolor era insufrible y los analgésicos no me hacían nada.
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