An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not enough)
a. insufficient
El número de habitaciones en el hotel es insuficiente para hospedar a todo el equipo olímpico.The number of rooms in the hotel are insufficient to fit the whole Olympic team.
b. inadequate
No podemos usar este cuarto para dormir. La ventilación es insuficiente.We can't sleep in this room. The ventilation is inadequate.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
2. (education)
a. F
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Siempre me saco puros excelentes! No puedo creer que me saqué un insuficiente.I always get straight A's! I can't believe I got an F.
b. fail (United Kingdom)
Mi padre me quitó la mesada porque me saqué un insuficiente en el examen de matemática.My father took away my allowance because I got a fail on the math exam.
c. unsatisfactory
Si me saco otro insuficiente, perderé la beca.If I get another unsatisfactory, I'll lose my scholarship.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. insufficient
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (nota)
a. fail
la explicación dada es insuficiente the explanation given is inadequate; estos cambios son claramente insuficientes these changes are clearly inadequate o insufficient; el dinero recolectado es insuficiente para hacer la obra the money collected is insufficient o not sufficient to do the work; tu nota es insuficiente para hacer derecho this mark is not good enough for you to do law
me han puesto tres insuficientes I've had three fails
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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