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American English: /ˌsəbˈstændərd/
British English: /sʌbˈstandəd/

Translation of substandard in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (inferior)
    de calidad inferior
    substandard housing
    viviendas (feminine plural) que no cumplen con los requisitos de habitabilidad
    he gave a rather substandard performance tonight
    su actuación de esta noche no estuvo al nivel de siempre
    Example sentences
    • Families live in housing that is considered substandard by Western or Kenyan standards.
    • In the country's capital city, Santo Domingo, much of the housing is substandard and the quality of the water is poor.
    • The vast majority of the affected in San Salvador are poor inhabitants of apartment buildings and substandard housing.
    1.2 (nonstandard)
    no estándar
    Example sentences
    • If what I'm quoting is substandard, please let me know what sets the standard.

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