en apuros
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en apuros
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. in difficulty
Esta vez, el gobierno no rescatará a las empresas en apuros.This time around, the government won't bail out companies in difficulty.
b. in distress
¡Socorro! Alguien se cayó a las vías del tren y está en apuros.Help! Someone fell on the train tracks and is in distress.
c. in trouble
Tienes que dejar de llamar a tu papá cada vez que estás en apuros.You have to stop calling your dad every time you're in trouble.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después de haberles prometido a todos suéters tejidos, se vieron en apuros para hacerlos.After having promised everyone knitted sweaters, they had trouble making them.
Se vieron en apuros para hacer el soufflé de chocolate, así que tuvieron que comprar uno en la tienda.They had trouble making the chocolate soufflé, so they had to buy one at the store.
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