distress
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distress(
dihs
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trehs
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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. (sorrow or pain)
a. la angustia
(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).
Rising rents are a cause of significant distress for city dwellers.Una causa importante de angustia entre los habitantes de una ciudad es el alza del precio de los alquileres.
b. la aflicción
(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 farmer's suicide was attributed to emotional distress.El suicidio del granjero se atribuyó a la aflicción emocional.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Angela drank when she experienced distress, but alcohol only made her feel worse.Ángela tomaba cuando estaba sufriendo, pero el alcohol solo hacía que se sintiera peor.
Edward went through terrible distress when his sister humiliated him in front of his girlfriend.Edward sufrió terriblemente cuando su hermana lo humilló frente a su novia.
2. (physical strain)
a. el agotamiento
(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).
Robert began to show signs of distress when he'd been running for 20 minutes.Robert comenzó a mostrar señales de agotamiento cuando tenía 20 minutos corriendo.
b. el sufrimiento
(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 baby experienced fetal distress during labor.El bebé experimentó sufrimiento fetal durante el trabajo de parto.
3. (danger)
a. el peligro
(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 lighthouse sighted a ship in distress.El faro avistó un buque en peligro.
4. (financial anguish)
a. los apuros
(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).
After three months of unemployment, Peter was in financial distress.Después de tres meses sin trabajo, Peter estaba en apuros económicos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to agitate)
a. angustiar
It distresses me to think that you might believe that I betrayed you.Me angustia pensar que puedas creer que te traicioné.
b. afligir
He has a heart of stone. Nothing distresses him.Tiene un corazón de piedra. Nada lo aflige.
6. (to artificially age something)
a. envejecer
She distressed her dresser with chalk paint.Envejeció su cómoda con pintura de cal.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (asking for help)
a. de socorro
The ship sent a distress signal using the radio.El buque envió una señal de socorro usando la radio.
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distress
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la sufrimiento m, angustia
(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).
to be in distressestar sufriendo mucho
distress signalseñal de socorro
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (upset)
a. afligir, angustiar
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distress [dɪsˈtres]
noun
1 (pain) dolor (m); (mental anguish) angustia (f); aflicción (f); (Med) (after exertion) agotamiento (m); fatiga (f)
to be in great distress estar sufriendo mucho
2 (danger) peligro (m)
to be in distress [+ship etc] estar en peligro
3 (poverty) miseria (f)
to be in financial distress pasar apuros económicos
transitive verb
(physically) doler; (mentally) angustiar; afligir; (Med) agotar; fatigar;
modifier
distress rocket (n) cohete (m) de señales
distress signal (n) señal (f) de socorro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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damsel in distress
damisela en apuros
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