Translation of burden in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (load) [literary]Example sentences1.2 (encumbrance) financial burden
una carga económicatax burdencarga fiscalthe burden of responsibilityel peso de la responsabilidadto be a burden to or on somebodyser una carga para alguienburden of proof
- 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.
- to burden somebody (
withsomething)I've been burdened with all the responsibility/workme han cargado con toda la responsabilidad/todo el trabajoI don't want to burden you with my problemsno te quiero preocupar con mis problemasdon't burden yourself (down) with too much luggageExample 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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