Translation of inconvenience in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˌɪnkənˈviːniəns/


  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (unsuitability, troublesomeness) inconveniencia (feminine), incomodidad (feminine) 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (trouble) molestias (feminine plural), inconvenientes (masculine plural) I'm afraid I put them to great inconvenience me temo que les causé muchas molestias or muchos inconvenientes
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    • The 48-hour strikes would mean huge personal inconvenience.
    • Besides personal inconvenience, there are environmental and economic impacts to this situation as well.
    • It needs to be cherished and supported, even if this involves a certain amount of personal inconvenience.
    1.3 countable/numerable (drawback, nuisance) inconveniente (masculine), desventaja (feminine) not having a telephone is a great inconvenience no tener teléfono es un gran inconveniente or una gran desventaja
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    • Back in the city, his status protects the family from the escalating inconveniences and snags of everyday life, from the food and the fuel shortages; within the house, Papa's reign of terror is unleashed.
    • In these films, everyone who deserves to be happy ends up with what he or she desires, despite any temporary inconveniences or minor setbacks.
    • The other artists are those who tend to ignore what is comforting and instead champion life's difficulties, contradictions and inconveniences.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • causarle molestias a I hope that the change in plan won't inconvenience you espero que el cambio de planes no le cause molestias I don't want them to inconvenience themselves on my account no quiero que se molesten por mí

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.