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"Unpopular" is an adjective which is often translated as "impopular", and "popular" is an adjective which is often translated as "popular". Learn more about the difference between "unpopular" and "popular" below.
unpopular(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. impopular
A poorly performing economy has made the president quite unpopular.Los malos resultados económicos han hecho que el presidente sea bastante impopular.
b. poco popular
The redesign of the team's uniform was unpopular.El nuevo diseño del uniforme del equipo era poco popular.
c. mal visto
Even though she's a world-famous singer, she's still unpopular with the people in her church.Aunque es una cantante de fama mundial, sigue siendo mal vista entre la gente de su iglesia.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Despite selling an unpopular product, the company continues to generate revenue from its few loyal customers.A pesar de vender un producto que no ha tenido éxito entre los consumidores, la empresa sigue generando ingresos de sus pocos clientes fieles.
He was very unpopular with the police, but the people in his hometown loved him.Tenía muy pocos amigos entre la policía, pero la gente de su ciudad natal lo adoraba.
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popular(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (well-liked)
a. popular
Her songs are very popular.Sus canciones son muy populares.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The new park is proving to be very popular.El parque nuevo está teniendo mucho éxito.
Zuriel is very popular with the girls at school.Zuriel goza de popularidad entre la chicas en la escuela.
2. (widespread)
a. generalizado
Contrary to popular belief, tomatoes are actually a fruit.En contra de la creencia generalizada, el tomate es una fruta en realidad.
3. (of the common people)
a. popular
Despite winning the popular vote, he lost the election due to fraud.A pesar de ganar el voto popular, perdió las elecciones debido al fraude.
b. del pueblo
Popular sentiment for the mayor is growing now that the unemployment rate is declining.El aprecio del pueblo por la alcaldesa está creciendo ahora que la tasa de desempleo está disminuyendo.
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