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

Translation of burden in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (load) [literary]
    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.
    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 or on somebody
    ser una carga para alguien
    burden of proof
  • 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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