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"Unsuitable" is an adjective which is often translated as "inadecuado", and "inappropriate" is an adjective which is often translated as "inapropiado". Learn more about the difference between "unsuitable" and "inappropriate" below.
unsuitable(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. inadecuado
This house would be unsuitable for a family with young children.Esta casa sería inadecuada para una familia en que hay niños pequeños.
b. no adecuado
In their current condition, these premises are unsuitable for public meetings.En su condición actual, este local no es adecuado para reuniones públicas.
c. inapropiado
The teacher confiscated my book saying that it was unsuitable for someone my age.La profesora me confiscó el libro diciendo que era inapropiado para alguien de mi edad.
d. no apropiado
That dress is completely unsuitable for a funeral. Please put on something less revealing.Este vestido no es nada apropiado para ir a un funeral. Ponte algo menos revelador.
e. inoportuno
You couldn't have chosen a more unsuitable time to mention your new job.No podrías haber elegido un momento más inoportuno para hacer mención de tu nuevo trabajo.
f. inconveniente
My uncle complained that the hospital food was unsuitable for sick patients.Mi tío se quejó de que la comida del hospital era inconveniente para pacientes enfermos.
g. no apto
This toy is unsuitable for very young children.Este juguete no es apto para niños muy jóvenes.
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This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My parents considered Ryan an unsuitable boyfriend for me.Mis padres creían que Ryan no era el novio indicado para mí.
Those boots are unsuitable for long walks.Esas botas no sirven para caminatas largas.
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inappropriate(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not suitable)
a. inapropiado
The child's behavior at the party was very inappropriate.El comportamiento de la niña en la fiesta era muy inapropiado.
b. inadecuado
Inappropriate use of the machinery can pose a safety risk.El uso inadecuado de la maquinaria puede proponer un riesgo de seguridad.
c. poco apropiado (remark)
His political joke at the corporate dinner was inappropriate.Su broma política en la cena corporativa fue poco apropiada.
d. impropio (dress or behavior)
She told her boyfriend that his jeans would be an inappropriate choice for the nightclub.Ella le dijo a su novio que sus vaqueros serían una opción impropia para la discoteca.
e. inoportuno (moment or time)
His financial advisor replied that it was an inappropriate moment to invest in the company.Su asesora financiera le respondió que era un momento inoportuno para invertir en la empresa.
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