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American English: /ɛnˈkərɪdʒɪŋ/
British English: /ɛŋˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ/, /ɪŋˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋ/

Translation of encouraging in Spanish:


  • (news/progress)
    she's always been very encouraging
    siempre me ( or nos etc) ha alentado mucho
    you might sound a bit more encouraging!
    ¡hay que ver qué ánimos me das! [irónico]
    Example sentences
    • An extension to three diverse small biomolecules also gave encouraging results.
    • However, for a mere six-week exposure, even modest success is encouraging.
    • Still, he says, "seeing the effects in patients with depression was encouraging."

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