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Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɪtərət/

Translation of illiterate in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (unable to read or write) analfabeto
    Example sentences
    • In Uganda, among those aged fifteen years and over, about 50 percent are illiterate (unable to read or write).
    • Children were not allowed to attend public schools and many were illiterate; reading and writing being ‘unnatural’ technologies that would corrupt the children.
    • In addition, many South Africans were illiterate, and unable to read news reports of proceedings.
    1.2 (ignorant) musically/scientifically illiterate lego en música/en materia científica technologically illiterate managers directores sin conocimientos de tecnología 1.3 (linguistically incompetent) [person] ignorante, analfabeto; [letter] lleno de faltas


  • analfabeto, (masculine, feminine)

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