Quick answer
"Worry" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "preocuparse", and "trouble" is a noun which is often translated as "los problemas". Learn more about the difference between "worry" and "trouble" below.
worry(
wuh
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ri
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to be concerned)
a. preocuparse
Calm down! You worry too much.¡Cálmate! Te preocupas demasiado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cause distress)
a. preocupar
The little things in life don't worry me.Las cosas pequeñas de la vida no me preocupan.
3. (to bother)
a. molestar
He didn't want to worry anyone with his problems, so he decided to see a therapist.No quiso molestar a nadie con sus problemas, así que decidió ver a un terapeuta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (concern)
a. la preocupación
(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).
I prefer to live the easy life, without any worries.Prefiero vivir la vida fácil, sin preocupaciones.
5. (anxiety)
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).
She is consumed with worry over the impending decision.Está consumida por la inquietud de la decisión inminente.
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trouble(
truh
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buhl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (difficulty)
a. los problemas
(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).
I'm having trouble with my computer.Tengo problemas con mi computadora.
b. la dificultad
(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 trouble lies in the amount of resources needed.La dificultad reside en la cantidad de recursos necesarios.
2. (effort)
a. la molestia
(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).
It's a lot of trouble just to keep your brother happy.Es mucha molestia nada más para contentar a tu hermano.
3. (unrest)
a. los disturbios
(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).
Trouble was about to begin when the police appeared.Iban a comenzar disturbios cuando apareció la policía.
b. el conflictos
(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).
The union is causing trouble in the company because a worker was unfairly fired.El sindicato está armando conflictos en la empresa por el despido improcedente de un trabajador.
4. (illness)
a. las problemas
(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).
Very high blood pressure can cause vision trouble.La tensión muy alta puede causar problemas de vista.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to worry)
a. preocupar
Don't trouble your mother with your problems.No preocupes a tu madre con tus problemas.
6. (to incovenience)
a. molestar
I hate to trouble you, but I don't know who else to ask.Siento molestarte, pero no sé a quién pedírselo.
b. preocuparse por
Mom, don't trouble yourself making me dinner. I'm not hungry.Mamá, no te preocupes por hacerme la cena. No tengo hambre.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I trouble you for a glass of water?¿Me regala un vaso de agua?
Sir, could I trouble you for a spoon?Señor, ¿me podría dar una cuchara?
7. (to afflict)
a. molestar
My stomach is troubling me.El estómago me molesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to make an effort)
a. molestarse
There's no need to trouble. I'll fix it in the morning.No se moleste. Yo lo arreglo por la mañana.
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