disturbed

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disturbed(
dihs
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duhrbd
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (perturbed)
a. perturbado
Jonas felt disturbed by the images of the refugee camps.Jonás quedó perturbado por las imágenes de los campos de refugiados.
b. preocupado
We're disturbed about the possible consequences of the latest price hikes.Estamos preocupados por las posibles consecuencias de los últimos aumentos de precios.
c. afectado
Pauline was deeply disturbed after the accident.Pauline quedó muy afectada después del accidente.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Freddy was disturbed that his best friend had lost his job.Freddy estaba angustiado porque su mejor amigo se había quedado sin trabajo.
I was disturbed to learn that my brother had been captured in the war.Me afectó la noticia de la captura de mi hermano en la guerra.
2. (mentally ill)
a. trastornado
The man who was driving on the wrong side of the road seemed disturbed.El hombre que manejaba a contramano parecía trastornado.
b. perturbado
The police are looking for a disturbed individual who killed a herd of deer over the weekend.La policía busca a un individuo perturbado que asesinó una manada de venados durante el fin de semana.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mentally disturbed soldiers don't always get the help they need.Los soldados con trastornos mentales no siempre reciben la ayuda que necesitan.
The principal recommended that Gloria seek counseling, because she seems to be a deeply disturbed child.El director recomendó que Gloria hiciera terapia, porque parece ser una niña con serios problemas emocionales.
3. (interrupted)
a. agitado
Disturbed sleep at night can cause fatigue during the day.Un sueño agitado de noche puede provocar fatiga durante el día.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Isaac had a disturbed night after eating 15 tacos and drinking several beers.Isaac durmió mal después de comer 15 tacos y beber varias cervezas.
Isabela had a disturbed night before her wedding.Isabela durmió mal la noche antes de su boda.
4. (moved)
a. desordenado
The detective found a pile of disturbed books next to the bookcase.El detective encontró una pila de libros desordenados junto a la biblioteca.
b. fuera de lugar
At first I didn't notice my office had been burgled because there weren't any disturbed objects.Al principio no me di cuenta de que habían robado en mi oficina porque no había objetos fuera de lugar.
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disturbed
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (night, sleep)
a. agitado(a)
2. (mentally, emotionally)
a. trastornado(a), perturbado(a)
to be disturbedestar trastornado(a) or perturbado(a)
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disturbed [dɪsˈtɜːbd]
adjective
1 (worried) preocupado; angustiado; (upset) afectado
I was disturbed to hear that ... me afectó mucho el enterarme de que ...; he was disturbed that ... le preocupaba que ...; le inquietaba que ...
when we heard about the coup we were very disturbed
2 (Psychology and Psychiatry) (unhappy) [+childhood, adolescence] problemático
children from disturbed backgrounds niños que proceden de hogares con problemas
in these disturbed times
(unbalanced) [+person, mind] trastornado; [+behaviour] desequilibrado
she is very disturbed está muy trastornada; tiene muchos problemas mentales; to be emotionally/mentally disturbed tener trastornos afectivos/mentales
Often they're so disturbed that they can't take care of themselves ...the anxiety that led to the child's disturbed behaviour
3 (interrupted) [+sleep] interrumpido
to have a disturbed night dormir mal
the baby was teething, and several nights of disturbed sleep had left her drained of energy one of the effects of disturbed sleep is irritability
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