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"Worrying" is an adjective which is often translated as "preocupante", and "disturbing" is an adjective which is often translated as "inquietante". Learn more about the difference between "worrying" and "disturbing" below.
worrying
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worrisome)
a. preocupante
The man we recently hired has been asking some worrying questions about how to do his job.El hombre que acabamos de contratar estuvo haciendo unas preguntas preocupantes sobre cómo hacer su trabajo.
b. inquietante
It seems worrying to me that the doctor doesn't know what's wrong with you after a month in the hospital.Me parece inquietante que el médico no sepa qué te pasa tras un mes en el hospital.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (act of worrying)
a. las preocupaciones
(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).
Enough with your worrying. Everything is going to be okay.Basta ya con tus preocupaciones. Todo va a estar bien.
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disturbing(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disquieting)
a. inquietante
We have disturbing news of a child abduction from a local store.Tenemos noticias inquietantes acerca del secuestro de un niño en una tienda local.
b. preocupante
There was a disturbing development in the investigation today.Hoy se produjo una novedad preocupante en la investigación.
c. perturbador
She was haunted by the disturbing thought that she might be responsible for her brother's death.Estaba obsesionada con la idea perturbadora de que ella podría ser la responsable de la muerte de su hermano.
d. alarmante
Disturbing news that there may have been a bomb on the plane came out.Se dio a conocer la noticia alarmante de que podría haber habido una bomba en el avión.
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