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burden
American English: /ˈbərdn/
British English: /ˈbəːd(ə)n/

Translation of burden in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (load) [literary] 1.2 (encumbrance) financial burden
    una carga económica
    tax burden
    carga fiscal
    the burden of responsibility
    el peso de la responsabilidad
    to be a burden to o on somebody
    ser una carga para alguien
    burden of proof
    Example sentences
    • And laying my heavy burden in the safe hands of the luggage compartment I went to my seat and was given rest.
    • Old hags being bent double, with heavy burdens attached at either end of long poles slung over a shoulder.
    • Just out of school, and freed from the confines of the uniform and the burden of the heavy schoolbag, life seems to stretch endlessly ahead.
  • 2 (theme)
    Example sentences
    • Now, as I understood the burden of your argument, it was that there was no valuable consideration, not that there was no purchaser.
    • This is the Private Language Argument, the burden of which is that there can be no such thing as a language invented by and intelligible to a single individual only.
    • Mr Lynagh for Mr Unwin carried the burden of the argument here.
  • 3 (Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • The one enjoyed by certain French ports over colonial trade was virtually abandoned when all ports capable of accommodating ships of 100 tons' burden were included in the list.
    • They were as large as any wooden ships ever built, as much as two thousand tons burden; a French king had a tennis court installed in one.
    • Each of these vessels was fourteen tons burden and plied the same route as those owned by Barlow.

transitive verb

  • to burden somebody (with something)I've been burdened with all the responsibility/work
    me han cargado con toda la responsabilidad/todo el trabajo
    I don't want to burden you with my problems
    no te quiero preocupar con mis problemas
    don't burden yourself (down) with too much luggage
    Example sentences
    • They shouldn't worry about burdening us with calls, that's what we're there for.
    • Your other children, in particular, may try to deal with their pain alone so as not to burden you with additional worries.
    • Yet when he's hurt he pulls away, not wanting to burden anyone with his worries.

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