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burden

Pronunciation: /ˈbɜːrdn; ˈbɜːdn/

Translation of burden in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (load) [literary/literario] carga (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • It is to be found in many cultures and periods, for example in the medieval carol, where the burden represents the A section.
    • The first two lines constitute the burden or refrain which is customarily repeated after every stanza.
    • The refrain stands at the head and is sung by all: a soloist sings the various stanzas; and all add to each of them the opening burden or refrain.
    1.2 (encumbrance) carga (feminine) 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 sb ser* una carga para algn burden of proof carga (feminine) de la prueba
    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) esencia (feminine)
    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/Náutica] arqueo (masculine)
    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/verbo transitivo

  • cargar*to burden sb (with sth) 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 no te cargues de equipaje

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