awkward
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awkward(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (clumsy)
a. torpe
Richard is so awkward. He's always tripping over his own feet.Richard es muy torpe; siempre anda tropezándose.
b. poco elegante
Adriana is an awkward dancer.Adriana es una bailarina poco elegante.
2. (difficult to handle)
a. incómodo (tool)
Some of these tools are awkward to handle.Algunas de estas herramientas son incómodas de manejar.
b. aparatoso (machine or size)
The first cameras were large and awkward machines.Las primeras cámaras eran máquinas grandes y aparatosas.
3. (inappropriate)
a. inoportuno (time or moment)
He walked in on them while they were kissing. How awkward!Entró y los sorprendió besándose. ¡Qué inoportuno!
b. incómodo (ride or position)
The tourists had an awkward ride into town in a pick-up.Los turistas hicieron un incómodo viaje al pueblo en una camioneta.
4. (embarrassing)
a. incómodo
He felt awkward being their leader since he was the youngest one in the group.Se sentía incómodo siendo su líder, ya que era el más joven del grupo.
b. embarazoso
There was an awkward silence in the room after they shouted at each other.Hubo un silencio embarazoso en la sala después de que se gritaran.
c. violento
It was very awkward when my pants split at my in-laws' house.Fue muy violento cuando se me rompió el pantalón en casa de mis suegros.
d. delicado
Asking your boss for a raise can be awkward.Pedirle un aumento a tu jefe puede ser delicado.
5. (troublesome)
a. difícil
Peter is an awkward cuss. Be careful with him.Peter es un tipo difícil. Ten cuidado con él.
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awkward
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (clumsy)
a. torpe
2. (inconvenient; moment, time)
a. inoportuno(a)
3. (silence, situation)
a. incómodo(a), embarazoso(a)
4. (location, person)
a. difícil
5. (colloquial)
a.
he's an awkward customeres un tipo difícil
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
awkward [ˈɔːkwəd]
adjective
1 (inconvenient, difficult) [+moment, time] malo; [+shape] incómodo; poco práctico; [+corner] peligroso
have I called at an awkward moment? ¿he llamado en mal momento?; this scandal comes at an awkward moment for the government este escándalo llega en un momento difícil or en un mal momento para el gobierno
to be at an awkward age estar en una edad difícil
he's being awkward about it está poniendo inconvenientes
he's an awkward customer es un tipo difícil (informal); es un sujeto de cuidado (informal)
Thursday is awkward for me el jueves no me viene bien
to make things awkward for sb poner las cosas difíciles a algn; crear dificultades a algn
it would be awkward to postpone my trip again sería difícil volver a aplazar mi viaje
to come at an awkward [time]
it's not far, but it's awkward to get to by public transport no está lejos, pero es complicado llegar en transporte público; it's very awkward to carry es muy difícil de llevar
2 (embarrassing, uncomfortable) [+silence] embarazoso; [+problem, question] delicado; difícil; [+situation] delicado; violento; [+matter, subject] delicado
to feel awkward sentirse incómodo
he had always felt awkward with Clara siempre se había sentido incómodo con Clara; nunca se había sentido a gusto con Clara; I felt awkward about asking her for a rise me resultaba violento pedirle un aumento de sueldo
there was an awkward moment when ... hubo un momento violento or embarazoso cuando ...
to put sb in an awkward position poner a algn en una situación embarazosa or delicada; poner a algn en un compromiso
there was an awkward [moment] when I mentioned the missing money
3 (clumsy) [+person, gesture, movement] torpe; [+phrasing] poco elegante; torpe
to sleep in an awkward position dormir en mala posición
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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awkward position
posición incómoda
socially awkward
incómodo con la gente
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