An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mandatory)
a. obligatory
Hace poco, la edad de jubilación forzosa pasó de 65 a 67 años por culpa de la crisis financiera.Recently, the obligatory age of retirement changed from 65 to 67 years old due to the financial crisis.
b. compulsory
En nuestro condado, la asistencia escolar es forzosa para todos los niños de seis años y mayor.In our county, school attendance is compulsory for all children of six years old and older.
2. (unavoidable)
a. inevitable
Trató de huir después del robo, pero en seguida lo capturó la policía. Era como si la cárcel fuera su forzoso destino.He attempted to flee after the robbery, but the police caught him immediately. It was as if prison was his inevitable fate.
3. (required)
a. necessary
Es forzoso hacer cumplir la ley para mantener la seguridad pública.Law enforcement is necessary in order to maintain public safety.
b. forced
Hoy lo llaman trabajo forzoso, pero en mi opinión, sigue siendo esclavitud.Today they call it forced labor, but in my opinion, it's still slavery.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (obligatorio)
a. obligatory, compulsory
2. (inevitable)
a. inevitable
3. (necesario)
a. necessary
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(necesario) necessary; (inevitable) inescapable; unavoidable; (obligatorio) compulsory
aterrizaje forzoso forced landing; es forzoso que it is inevitable that; le fue forzoso hacerlo he had no choice but to do it
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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