imposition
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imposition(
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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. (act of imposing)
a. la imposición
(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).
The imposition of this law will only trigger a backlash from the people.La imposición de esta ley solo provocará una reacción violenta del pueblo.
2. (excessive demand)
a. la imposición
(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).
I don't have to accept that imposition. Who do you think you are to give me orders?No tengo por qué obedecer a esa imposición. ¿Quién te crees que eres para darme órdenes?
b. la molestia
(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).
Please forgive the imposition, but could we use this conference room?Por favor, disculpen la molestia, pero ¿podríamos usar esta sala de conferencias?
c. el abuso
(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).
We won't tolerate this imposition from the federal government.No toleraremos este abuso por parte del gobierno federal.
3. (finance)
a. el impuesto
(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).
These poor peasants have no way to pay the dukes's imposition.Estos pobres campesinos no tienen manera de pagar la imposición del duque.
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imposition
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of tax, fine)
a. la imposición
(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).
2. (unfair demand)
a. el abuso
(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).
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imposition [ˌɪmpəˈzɪʃən]
noun
(act) imposición (f); (burden) molestia (f); (liberty) abuso (m); (tax) impuesto (m)
it's a bit of an imposition me parece un abuso; I'm afraid it's rather an imposition for you me temo que le vaya a resultar molesto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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