disgusto
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disgusto(
dees
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goos
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (displeasure or anger)
a. annoyance
Tomás no dijo nada cuando entró Alicia, pero su disgusto era evidente.Tomas didn't say anything when Alicia came in, but his annoyance was obvious.
b. irritation
Raquel no disimuló su disgusto al ver allí a su exmarido.Raquel didn't disguise her irritation at seeing her ex-husband there.
c. dissatisfaction
Les escribo para comunicar mi disgusto por el mal servicio que recibí en su hotel.I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with the poor service I received at your hotel.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tu actitud insolente me causa mucho disgusto.I find your insolent attitude very disappointing.
El comportamiento de los niños le producía disgusto a la maestra.The teacher was annoyed by the children's behavior.
2. (distress and disappointment)
a. concern
Quiero expresar mi disgusto por la falta de limpieza en el hospital.I should like to express my concern regarding the lack of cleanliness at the hospital.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Juan me dio un disgusto cuando me describió como "gordita".Juan really upset me when he described me as "plump".
Mis padres se llevaron un gran disgusto por haberlos desobedecido.My parents were really upset that I'd disobeyed them.
3. (cause of disquiet)
a. problem
Cuántos disgustos nos ahorraríamos si no nos casáramos.We'd save ourselves a lot of problems if we didn't get married.
b. worry
La enfermedad de Mauricio ya ha pasado; fue un disgusto, pero ahora todo está bien.Mauricio's illness is better; it was a worry, but everything's fine now.
c. source of sadness
El cierre del teatro supuso un disgusto para mi familia y para mí.The closure of the theater was a source of sadness for my family and me.
d. source of annoyance
Patricio se llevó un buen disgusto por los grafitis que aparecieron en el muro.The graffiti on the wall were a source of annoyance for Patricio.
4. (dispute)
a. argument
Espero que se reconcilien después del disgusto que tuvieron.I hope they make it up after the argument they had.
b. row
Tuve un disgusto con mi mejor amiga, y ya no nos hablamos.I had a row with my best friend, and we're no longer on speaking terms.
c. quarrel
Si tienes un disgusto con tu pareja, trata de resolverlo antes del anochecer.If you have a quarrel with your partner, try to sort it out before nightfall.
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disgusto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (enojo)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
dar un disgusto a alguiento upset somebody
¡este niño no nos da más que disgustos!that child just gives us one headache after another!
casi nos da un disgustowe almost had a tragedy on our hands
llevarse un disgustoto be upset
¡qué disgusto me llevé cuando lo supe!I was so upset when I found out!
2. (pelea)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tener un disgusto con alguiento have a quarrel with somebody
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disgusto
1 (pena)
la noticia me causó un gran disgusto I was very upset by the news; eso te va a costar un disgusto that is going to get you into trouble; vas a darle un disgusto a mamá con tan malas notas Mum's going to be upset about those bad marks of yours; nunca nos dio un disgusto he never caused us any worry o trouble; vas a matar a tu madre a disgustos (familiar) you'll be the death of your mother (familiar); you'll send your mother to an early grave (familiar); —la han despedido —¡qué disgusto! "they've fired her" — "that's terrible o awful!"
vas a tener un disgusto si sigues criticando en voz alta si sigues portándote así te llevarás un disgusto
2 (riña) quarrel; row
como sigas así, tú y yo tendremos un disgusto if you carry on like that, we're going to fall out
3
a disgusto: hacer algo a disgusto to do sth unwillingly; estar o sentirse a disgusto to be o feel ill at ease
se siente muy a disgusto en el partido por el cambio de política el que se sienta a disgusto que se vaya
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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