problema

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problema(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (difficulty)
a. problem
Aún no hay solución para el problema de la violencia en las calles de nuestra ciudad.There is still no solution to the problem of violence in the streets of our city.
b. trouble
El problema de ser rico es que no sabes quiénes son tus verdaderos amigos.The trouble with being rich is that you don't know who your real friends are.
2. (exercise)
a. problem
Tienen hora y media para resolver todos los problemas del examen.You have an hour and a half to solve all the problems in the exam.
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problema
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. problem
el problema del terrorismothe terrorist problem, the problem of terrorism
los niños no causan más que problemaschildren cause nothing but trouble o problems
el problema es que no nos queda tiempothe problem o thing is that we don't have any time left
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problema
1 (dificultad) problem
el problema del paro the problem of unemployment; el problema es que no tengo tiempo the problem is I don't have time; si hay algún problema dímelo let me know if there is any problem; ¿tienes problemas de dinero? do you have any money worries o financial problems?; este coche nunca me ha dado problemas this car has never given me any trouble; no quiero problemas I don't want any trouble
2 (Matemáticas) problem
3 (México) (accidente) accident; mishap
adjective
(problemático) problem
niño problema problem child
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