Translation of reluctant in Spanish:
- he's a reluctant teetotaler/vegetarianthey gave their reluctant consent to the proposales abstemio/vegetariano a su pesar or a regañadientesto be reluctant to +accedieron a la propuesta con grandes reservas
infinitivethey were reluctant to admit they had been wrongshe seemed very reluctant to tell us what had happenedles costaba admitir que se habían equivocadoI'm reluctant to sell this chairparecía muy reacia or renuente a decirnos qué había pasadono parecía muy dispuesta a decirnos qué había pasadome resisto a deshacerme de esta sillaExample sentences
- There are a lot of people, though, who would be very reluctant to let our traditional flag go.
- But people appear increasingly reluctant to intervene in public places.
- What on earth could be in our files that made them so reluctant to give us access?
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.