burden
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burden(
buhr
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dihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (load)
a. la carga
(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).
During my pregnancy, I was physically weighed down by the burden of carrying triplets, but my spirits were high.Durante el embarazo, me sentía físicamente pesada por la carga de los trillizos que llevaba, pero estaba muy animada.
b. el peso
(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).
The poor camel struggled to walk under the burden it carried.Al pobre camello le costaba caminar bajo el peso que llevaba.
2. (encumbrance)
a. la carga
(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).
I enjoyed doing it at first, but then it became a burden.Al principio disfrutaba haciéndolo, pero luego se convirtió en una carga.
b. el peso
(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).
It was Sheila who shouldered the burden of the family business.Era Sheila quien llevaba el peso del negocio familiar.
3. (main theme)
a. la esencia
(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).
I hope everyone got the burden of my speech.Espero que todo el mundo haya captado la esencia de mi discurso.
4. (nautical)
a. el arqueo
(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).
The ship's burden is 3,000 tons.El arqueo del buque es de 3,000 toneladas.
5. (legal)
a. la carga
(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).
In this lawsuit, it is the plaintiff who has the burden of proof.En este pleito, es el demandante quien tiene la carga de prueba.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to overwhelm)
a. cargar
They were looking for a scapegoat, and Alan was burdened with the blame for what others had done.Buscaban a un chivo expiatorio y Alan cargó con la culpa de lo que otros habían hecho.
b. agobiar
Adele doesn't want to burden her daughter with her problems.Adele no quiere agobiar a su hija con sus problemas.
7. (to load)
a. cargar
They burdened the trailer with everything they'd need on their trip.Cargaron el remolque con todo lo que necesitarían en el viaje.
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burden
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (also fig)
a. la carga
(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).
2. (law)
a.
burden of proofobligación de probar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. cargar, sobrecargar
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burden [ˈbɜːdn]
noun
1 (load) carga (f); (weight) peso (m)
2 [of taxes, years] peso (m); carga (f)
the burden of proof lies with him él lleva la carga de la prueba; to be a burden to sb ser una carga para algn; he carries a heavy burden tiene que cargar con una gran responsabilidad; to make sb's life a burden amargar la vida a algn
3 (Náut) arqueo (m)
4 (chief theme) [of speech etc] tema (m) principal
5 (chorus) [of song] estribillo (m)
transitive verb
cargar;with con
to be burdened with tener que cargar con; don't burden me with your troubles no me vengas con tus problemas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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