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American English: /ˈɔkwərd/
British English: /ˈɔːkwəd/

Translation of awkward in Spanish:


  • 1 (clumsy)
    poco elegante
    Example sentences
    • That most people walk in an ungraceful, ungainly and awkward manner with a forward inclination of the body does not mean that it is the normal way of walking.
    • Now she faked her clumsy and awkward movements, often purposely stumbling over anything that came her way.
    • Kouki could see by his stiff stance and awkward movement that he didn't like him.
  • 2 2.1 (difficult, inconvenient)
    poco práctico
    it's an awkward place to get to by rail
    es difícil llegar allí en tren
    Tuesday's awkward for me
    el martes me es difícil or no me viene bien
    you've called at a rather awkward moment, I'm afraid
    me temo que llamas en mal momento or en un momento inoportuno
    she could make things very awkward for you
    te podría hacer la vida imposible
    Example sentences
    • Had staff consulted with the minister and agreed to feign communication breakdown so as not to have to deal with my awkward questions?
    • He dealt with an awkward question on devolution with the surety and intelligence you would expect from a man who refused to be bullied into Vietnam.
    • O'Brien's hectic schedule may have been cast aside this weekend as he prepares to deal with many awkward questions, which may include some of the following.
    2.2 (difficult to deal with) he's an awkward customer [colloquial]
    es un tipo muy difícil [colloquial]
    he's at an awkward age
    está en una edad difícil
  • 3 3.1 (delicate, embarrassing)
    you've put me in a very awkward position
    me has puesto en una situación muy violenta or embarazosa
    Example sentences
    • I'd like to encourage some interactivity in this blog, so if anyone would like to email me with their awkward or embarrassing moments, I can post them here anonymously.
    • Even though she had never really cared to notice, the air was damp and the dripping coming from above made the silence very uneasy and awkward.
    • There were a few uneasy seconds of awkward silence, everyone looking at Christine with apprehension.
    3.2 (embarrassed)
    an awkward smile I feel awkward in his company
    me encuentro incómodo or no estoy a gusto con él
    I feel awkward about discussing it with the doctor
    me resulta violento hablarlo con el médico
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