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dilemma

Pronunciation: /dəˈlemə; daɪ-; dɪˈlemə; daɪ-/

Translation of dilemma in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • dilema (masculine) to place sb/to be in a dilemma poner* a algn/estar* en un dilema I'm in a dilemma as to whether to go or not estoy en un dilema, no sé si ir o no
    Example sentences
    • He both convenes community and shatters its calcifications, creating the space for oracular truths to emerge while posing equally provocative dilemmas.
    • In reality, the objective of the article was to illustrate the dilemmas and choices which have to be made by Highways Authorities.
    • The dilemma of a choice between chaos and injustice is perhaps very real.

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