inferior
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inferior(
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fir
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (worse)
a. inferior
Don't buy the product with the lowest price because it is often of inferior quality.No compres el producto con el precio más bajo porque muchas veces es de calidad inferior.
2. (lower)
a. inferior
The inferior vena cava is located below the heart.La vena cava inferior se encuentra debajo del corazón.
3. (of lower rank)
a. inferior
Inferior officers must follow orders from their superiors.Los oficiales inferiores deben cumplir órdenes de sus superiores.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (person of lower rank)
a. el inferior
(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).
, la inferior
(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).
Everyone likes the boss because he treats his inferiors well.A todo el mundo le cae bien el jefe porque trata bien a sus inferiores.
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inferior
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be somebody's inferiorser inferior a alguien
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (in status, quality)
a. inferior
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inferior [ɪnˈfɪərɪəʳ]
adjective
1 (in quality, rank) [+person, status, position] inferior; [+product, work, service] de calidad inferior
to feel inferior sentirse inferior; of inferior quality de calidad inferior; to be inferior to sth/sb ser inferior a algo/algn
their products are inferior to ours
2 (Anat) (Bot) (lower) inferior
noun
1 (inferior person) inferior (m)
She is never looked down upon and never considered an inferior.
2 (person lower in rank) inferior (m); subalternoasubalterna (m) (f);a subalterna
He complained of the slackness and stupidity of his inferiors.
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inferior
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inferior(
eem
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feh
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ryohr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (located below)
a. lower
No me gusta como muerdes tu labio inferior cuando estás nervioso.I don't like the way you bite your lower lip when you're nervous.
b. bottom
La leche está en la repisa de arriba y la fruta está el cajón inferior de la nevera.Milk is on the top shelf and fruit is in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator.
2. (worse; often used with "a")
a. inferior
Lamentablemente, en muchas sociedades se considera a la mujer un ser inferior.Regrettably, in many societies women are considered inferior beings.
b. below
Me temo que el trabajo escolar de Paco es un poco inferior a la media.I'm afraid that Paco's school work is a little below average.
3. (fewer; often used with "a")
a. lower
El número de votantes en las elecciones locales es inferior al de las nacionales.Voter turnout in local elections is lower than in national elections.
b. below
Estas becas están destinadas a personas con ingresos inferiores al salario mínimo.These scholarships are meant for individuals whose income is below the minimum wage.
c. under
En algunas regiones en desarrollo, la esperanza de vida al nacer es inferior a 50 años.In some developing regions, life expectancy at birth is under 50 years.
d. less
El aumento de sueldo que recibi fue inferior a lo que esperabaMy salary increase was less than what I was hoping for.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (underling)
a. subordinate
El jefe es muy apreciado por todos sus inferiores.The boss is appreciated by all his subordinates.
b. inferior
Él se cree mejor que todos y nos considera sus inferiores.He thinks he is better than everybody else and sees us as his inferiors.
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inferior
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (de abajo)
a. bottom
la mitad inferiorthe bottom o lower half
la parte inferior (de algo)the bottom (of something)
2. (menor)
a. lower
temperaturas inferiores a diez gradostemperatures lower than o below ten degrees
una cifra inferior a ciena figure under o below one hundred
3. (peor)
a. inferior
es inferior a la mediait's below average
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. inferior
trata con desprecio a sus inferioreshe treats those beneath him with contempt
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inferior
adjective
1 (en el espacio) lower
la parte inferior the lower part; las extremidades inferiores the lower limbs; labio inferior bottom o lower lip; el piso inferior del edificio the ground floor of the building; el apartamento inferior al mío the flat below mine
2 (en categoría, jerarquía) inferior
de calidad inferior of inferior quality; inferior; los organismos inferiores de la creación the lower forms of life; están en un puesto inferior al nuestro en la liga they're just below us in the league; en una posición inferior en la lista further down the list; le es inferior en talento he is inferior to him in talent; tú no eres inferior a nadie you're as good as anyone else
3 (con cantidades, números) lower
sacó una nota inferior a la esperada he got a lower mark than expected; temperaturas inferiores a los 20° temperatures lower than 20°; temperatures below 20°; renta per cápita inferior a la media per capita income lower than o below the average; cualquier número inferior a nueve any number under o below o less than nine; ingresos inferiores a los dos millones income below two million; la cantidad de personas fue inferior a la del año pasado there were fewer people than last year
subordinate
habla con mucho respeto a sus inferiores he's very respectful to his subordinates
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cordal inferior
lower wisdom tooth
parte inferior
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