An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unsuitable)
a. inconvenient
Una llamada en medio de la noche realmente es inconveniente.A call in the middle of the night is truly inconvenient.
b. inappropriate
Este es un momento inconveniente para hablar de negocios.This is an inappropriate time to discuss business.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (obstacle)
a. problem
Surgió un inconveniente con la implementación del programa.A problem came up with the implementation of the program.
b. disadvantage
El uso excesivo de la tecnología tienen sus inconvenientes.The excessive use of technology has its disadvantages.
c. drawback
La barrera del idioma fue el mayor inconveniente de esta conferencia.The language barrier was the biggest drawback of this conference.
3. (bother)
a. objection
Espero que no tenga inconveniente en cambiar la cita.I hope you have no objection to changing the meeting.
b. inconvenience
Les pedimos disculpas por los inconvenientes causados.We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. inappropriate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (dificultad)
a. obstacle, problem
3. (objeción)
a. objection
han puesto inconvenientes a su nombramientothey have raised objections to his appointment
no tener inconveniente en hacer algoto have no objection to doing something
si no tienes inconveniente, me voy a marcharif you don't mind o if it's all right by you, I'll leave
4. (desventaja)
a. disadvantage, drawback
tiene el inconveniente de que es muy caroit suffers from the disadvantage o drawback of being very expensive
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protestar ahora sería del todo inconveniente it would be inappropriate to complain now; es inconveniente hacer públicos esos temas it is not appropriate to make these matters public
1 (problema) problem
surgieron muchos inconvenientes y finalmente desistí a lot of problems arose and in the end I gave up; el inconveniente es que es muy caro the problem o trouble is that it's very expensive
2 (desventaja) disadvantage
tiene el inconveniente de que consume mucha gasolina it has the disadvantage of using a lot of petrol; ventajas e inconvenientes advantages and disadvantages
3 (objeción) objection
no hay inconveniente en pagar a plazos there is no objection to you paying in instalments; ¿hay inconveniente en pagar con tarjeta? is it all right to pay by card?; ¿tienes algún inconveniente en venir? do you mind coming?; preferiría que se fuera, si no tiene inconveniente I'd rather you went, if you don't mind; no tengo ningún inconveniente I don't mind; no veo inconveniente en que llames desde aquí there's no reason why you shouldn't phone from here; poner (un) inconveniente to object; mi madre pone inconvenientes a todo lo que hago my mother objects to everything I do
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