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"Upheaval" is a noun which is often translated as "el trastorno", and "agitation" is a noun which is often translated as "la inquietud". Learn more about the difference between "upheaval" and "agitation" below.
upheaval(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (major or violent change)
a. el trastorno
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We need a new kitchen but I can't face the upheaval of having the builders in.Haría falta renovar la cocina, pero no puedo ni pensar en el trastorno que ocasiona tener albañiles en casa.
b. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Times of social upheaval can lead to important reforms.Las épocas de agitación social pueden resultar en importantes reformas.
c. la convulsión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She was in Paris during the political upheavals of the sixties.Ella estuvo en París coincidiendo con las convulsiones políticas de los años sesenta.
2. (geology)
a. el levantamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It was an upheaval in the Earth's crust millions of years ago that created this mountain range.Lo que creó esta cordillera fue un levantamiento de la corteza terrestre hace millones de años.
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agitation(
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jih
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (nervousness)
a. la inquietud
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Ruben's agitation and moodiness may be due to the fact that he just quit smoking.La inquietud y el mal humor de Rubén podrían ser debido a que acaba de dejar de fumar.
b. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The yoga class I take after work helps to calm all the agitation and stress of the day.La clase de yoga que tomo después del trabajo me ayuda a calmar toda la agitación y el estrés del día.
2. (shaking)
a. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The agitation of the soda bottle in the back of the car caused it to explode everywhere.La agitación de la botella de refresco en la parte de atrás del coche hizo que explotara por todas partes.
3. (politics)
a. la agitación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Riot police came out to squelch the agitation in the square.La policía antidisturbios apareció para aplastar la agitación en la plaza.
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