handicap
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handicap(
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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. (disadvantage)
a. la desventaja
(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).
Bolivia, as a landlocked country, has a handicap of not having a freight port.Bolivia, en tanto país sin salida al mar, tiene la desventaja de no tener un puerto de carga.
2. (sports)
a. el hándicap
(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).
Don has a golf handicap of two. He hopes to become a professional.Don tiene un hándicap en golf de dos. Espera convertirse en profesional.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(disability)
a. la minusvalía
(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).
His handicap is the result of a car accident he had ten years ago.Su minusvalía es el resultado de un accidente automovilístico que tuvo hace diez años.
b. la discapacidad
(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).
Our company does not discriminate on the basis of a person's handicap.Nuestra empresa no discrimina en base a la discapacidad de una persona.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to hamper)
a. perjudicar
The president was handicapped by having a vice-president from the opposition party.El presidente se veía perjudicado por tener un vicepresidente del partido de la oposición.
b. suponer una desventaja
Cat felt she was handicapped by her last name, so she changed it.Cat sentía que su apellido le suponía una desventaja, así que lo cambió.
5. (sports)
a. asignar una desventaja
The committee handicapped him based on his record.El comité le asignó una desventaja sobre la base de su historial.
b. establecer un hándicap
They handicapped the horse by seven pounds.Establecieron un hándicap de siete libras para el caballo.
6. (to assess the chances of)
a. evaluar las posibilidades de
The candidate declined to publicly handicap her main opponent.La candidata se negó a evaluar en público las posibilidades de su principal rival.
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handicap
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (disadvantage)
a. el desventaja f, hándicap
(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).
2. (disability)
a. la discapacidad f, minusvalía
(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).
3. (in golf, horseracing)
a. el hándicap
(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).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. suponer una desventaja para
to be handicapped by…verse perjudicado(a) por…
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handicap [ˈhændɪkæp]
noun
1 (disadvantage) desventaja (f); (impediment) obstáculo (m); estorbo (m)
2 (Dep) (Golf) hándicap (m); (horse race) hándicap (m)
3 (Med) minusvalía (f); discapacidad (f)
transitive verb
(prejudice) perjudicar; (Dep) establecer un hándicap para
he has always been handicapped by his accent su acento siempre le ha perjudicado or le ha supuesto una desventaja
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hándicap
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Usage note
The plural of “hándicap” is “hándicaps.” This word may also be spelled “handicap.”
hándicap(
hahn
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dee
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kahp
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (unfavorable condition)
a. handicap
Mi único hándicap es la falta de experiencia.My only handicap is my lack of experience.
b. disadvantage
Hoy en día, no saber inglés es un hándicap.Nowadays, not speaking English is a disadvantage.
2. (golf)
a. handicap
El golfista que ganó el torneo tiene un hándicap de +6.The golfer who won the tournament has a handicap of +6.
3. (horse racing)
a. handicap
Todavía no se sabe si el caballo "Austin" correrá en el hándicap del domingo.It's still unclear whether the horse "Austin" will run in Sunday's handicap.
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hándicap
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. handicap
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