inconvenience
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inconvenience(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (awkwardness)
a. la inconveniencia
(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).
Given the seriousness of the disease, doctors will see all patients regardless of the inconvenience of the time.Dada la gravedad de la enfermedad, los médicos verán a todos los pacientes a pesar de la inconveniencia de la hora.
b. la molestia
(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).
May I get another pair of chopsticks, if it isn't an inconvenience?¿Puede darme otro par de palitos, si no es molestia?
c. la incomodidad
(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).
My sister didn't realize the inconvenience of living so far away until she got sick.Mi hermana no se dio cuenta de la incomodidad de vivir tan lejos hasta que se enfermó.
2. (drawback)
a. el inconveniente
(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).
Not having a car in a city with a terrible public transportation system is a great inconvenience.No tener un carro en una ciudad con un terrible sistema de transporte público es un gran inconveniente.
3. (trouble)
a. las molestias
(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).
All of the ice on the highway caused a great deal of inconvenience for drivers last night.El hielo que había en la carretera les causó muchas molestias a los conductores anoche.
b. los inconvenientes
(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).
By not having submitted your work on time, you caused a lot of inconvenience for the rest of the group.Por no haber entregado tu trabajo a tiempo, causaste muchos inconvenientes al resto del grupo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to annoy)
a. causar molestias a
I don't want to inconvenience you, but can I invite three more people to the party?No quiero causarte molestias, pero ¿puedo invitar a tres personas más a la fiesta?
b. molestar
I am sorry to inconvenience you, but can you pick me up at 3 pm?Siento molestarte, pero ¿puedes recogerme a las 3 pm?
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inconvenience
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (difficulty)
a. la molestia
(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. (problem, drawback)
a. el inconveniente
(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).
we apologize for any inconveniencedisculpen las molestias
to be an inconvenience to somebodysuponer una molestia para alguien
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a. causar molestias a
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inconvenience [ˌɪnkənˈviːnɪəns]
noun
1 (awkwardness) [of time, location] inconveniencia (f); [of arrangements, house] incomodidad (f)
2 (drawback) inconveniente (m)
living so far from the station is a great inconvenience vivir tan lejos de la estación es un gran inconveniente
3 (trouble) molestias (f); inconvenientes (m)
you caused a lot of inconvenience causaste muchas molestias or muchos inconvenientes; it makes up for the inconvenience of having to move compensa las molestias or los inconvenientes de tener que mudarse; to put sb to great inconvenience causar muchas molestias or muchos inconvenientes a algn
transitive verb
(cause problems to) causar molestias a; (disturb) molestar
I hope you haven't been inconvenienced by the delay espero que el retraso no le haya causado molestias; I'm sorry to inconvenience you, but ... perdone que lo moleste, pero ...
I'm sorry to inconvenience you, but I need some help I hope I am not inconveniencing you by calling after work
don't inconvenience yourself no se moleste
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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