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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (barrier)
a. obstacle
La falta de dinero es un gran impedimento para llevar a cabo tu proyecto.The lack of money is a big obstacle for carrying out your project.
b. impediment
Las bajas temperaturas en Alaska no son un impedimento para los habitantes.Low temperatures in Alaska are not an impediment for its inhabitants.
c. hindrance
El único impedimento que veo con ese trabajo es que la paga es baja.The only hindrance I see to that job is that the pay is low.
2. (legal)
a. hindrance
Estar divorciado supone un impedimento para casarse bajo la Iglesia católica.Being divorced is a hindrance to getting married in the Catholic Church.
b. impediment
Existen varios impedimentos legales para seguir adelante con el proceso de la adopción.There are several legal impediments to continuing with the adoption process.
3. (medicine)
a. disability
La empresa trabaja para ayudar a los trabajadores con impedimentos físicos.The company works to help workers with physical disabilities.
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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. (obstáculo)
a. obstacle
2. (para el matrimonio)
a. impediment
no hay ningún impedimento para hacerlothere's no reason why we shouldn't do it
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1 (dificultad) impediment; hindrance
pidieron a los republicanos que no pusieran impedimentos al nombramiento they asked the republicans not to block the appointment; nos ponen impedimentos para evitar que lo hagamos they are putting obstacles in our way to prevent us doing it
declaró que no pondrá impedimentos a la operación
2 (Med) disability; handicap
impedimento del habla speech impediment
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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