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gauche
American English: /ɡoʊʃ/
British English: /ɡəʊʃ/

Translation of gauche in Spanish:

adjective

  • (person/remark/gesture)
    torpe
    falto de aplomo
    Example sentences
    • Wandering downstairs, I saw a gauche teenager sat on the bench seat near the exit - just him and a camera case on a seat for three.
    • The former claimed he had stolen their patter, the latter that his vulgar, earthy humour was the contradictory métier of a gauche social climber.
    • There were awkward speeches saying kind and clumsy things, gauche jokes and real fondness.

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