predicament

predicament(
prih
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dih
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kuh
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mihnt
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (difficult situation)
a. el aprieto
(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).
(M)
I've double-booked myself for today, and now I find myself in a bit of a predicament.Me he comprometido por partida doble hoy, y ahora me encuentro en un aprieto.
b. el apuro
(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).
(M)
Members are raising funds to help the club out of its financial predicament.Los socios están recaudando fondos para ayudar al club a salir del apuro económico en que se encuentra.
c. el dilema
(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).
(M)
The predicament facing the party is how to best retain the support of its more conservative members.El dilema al que se enfrenta el partido es cómo retener el apoyo de sus miembros más conservadores.
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predicament
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (unpleasant situation)
a. el aprieto m, apuro
(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).
(M)
2. (difficult choice)
a. el dilema m, conflicto
(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).
(M)
to be in an awkward predicamentestar en un brete
predicament [prɪˈdɪkəmənt]
noun
apuro (m); aprieto (m)
to be in a predicament (in a fix) estar en un apuro or un aprieto; (puzzled) hallarse en un dilema; what a predicament to be in! ¡qué lío!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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