Translation of trouble in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable and countable 1.1(problems, difficulties) problemas (masculine plural)(problem) problema (masculine)family/financial troubleproblemas familiares/económicosshe's having man troubletiene penas de amoresyour troubles are overse te acabaron los problemasthat's the least of my troubleseso es lo de menosthe government is heading for big troubleel gobierno se está metiendo en una buena [colloquial]here comes trouble!¡estamos arreglados or (Spain also) aviados! ¡mira quién viene! [colloquial]this could mean troublepuede que esto traiga colatalking to her like that is just asking for troublehablarle así es buscarse problemashablarle así es tener ganas de meterse en líos [colloquial]the company's in terrible troublela empresa está pasando unas dificultades tremendasif you're ever in trouble …si alguna vez estás en apuros …to get into trouble(into difficulties) meterse en problemas or en líos(to become pregnant) [euphemistic]to get somebody into trouble
quedarse embarazada (Spain)meter a alguien en problemas or líosto get a girl into trouble [euphemistic]dejar embarazada a una chicadejar a una chica con encargo (Latin America) [colloquial] [euphemistic]to get somebody out of troublesacar a alguien de apuros or aprietosto cause or give somebody troublecausarle problemas a alguiento have trouble with somebody/something
darle dolores de cabeza a alguientener problemas con alguien/algoto have trouble
-inghe has trouble walkingle cuesta caminarI had trouble putting it togetherme costó armarlowe had no trouble finding itlo encontramos sin problemasto keep or stay out of troubleno meterse en problemas or líosto make trouble for oneselfcrearse problemaswe'd reached Munich when we ran into troublehabíamos llegado a Munich cuando empezaron los problemaswhat's the trouble?¿qué pasa?the trouble is …lo que pasa es que …the trouble with him is he never stops talking
el problema es que …su problema es que no para de hablarthat's the troubleese es el problema
eso es lo que pasaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (illness) stomach/heart trouble
- Others face pressures which can affect their commitment to college, such as financial difficulties, housing problems, or troubles at home.
- So, travelers from both sides suffer lots of troubles and inconveniences, such as difficulties in booking seats and paying overly expensive rates.
- The troubles and tribulations of parents to equip their wards for their examination and mushroom growth of coaching centres do not augur well for students, parents or society.
problemas (masculine plural) estomacales or de estómago/cardíacos or de corazónmy liver is giving me trouble
- I knew, that in our society, I would be labelled a "bad girl" who got herself into trouble.
- Families went to great lengths to avoid neighbors and friends finding out their daughter had ‘got herself into trouble’.
- Oh dear, she's gone the next step and got herself into trouble.
trastornos (masculine plural) estomacales or de estómago/cardíacos or de corazónando fastidiado del hígadowhat seems to be the trouble?¿qué síntomas tiene?
- 2 uncountable (effort) I thanked her for her troublele di las gracias por la molestianothing is too much trouble for himes de lo más servicialdon't let me put you to any trouble
para él nada es mucha molestiano quiero ocasionarle ninguna molestiait's not worth the troubleno vale or no merece la penathanks very much — it's no trouble!muchas gracias — ¡no hay de qué!if you're sure it's no troublesi no es molestiayou shouldn't have gone to the trouble of doing itno deberías haberte molestado en hacerlodon't go to any troubleno te compliques demasiadoshe didn't even take the trouble to read itni siquiera se molestó en leerloto take trouble over something
ni siquiera se tomó el trabajo de leerloesmerarse or poner cuidado en algoExample sentences
- Carson had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that things would be near perfect.
- Their most recent research found people felt recycling was inconvenient and too much trouble.
- I refused to put him to any trouble on my account.
- 3 uncountable (strife, unrest) (often plural) there was trouble in town last nighthubo disturbios en la ciudad anocheindustrial/racial troublesconflictos (masculine plural) laborales/racialesthe troubles in Northern Irelandlos disturbios de Irlanda del Norteto cause troublecausar problemasarmar líos [colloquial]to look for troublebuscar camorraExample sentences
- The smoking ban has caused little trouble in our local public houses.
- Among the highlights were crowd trouble, arrests and the inevitable tabloid furore that accompanies such incidents.
- Offenders could face fines of up to £500 and Rochdale council can ban alcohol in public places where trouble is rife.
- 1 (worry) what's troubling you?¿qué te pasa?she was troubled by the thought that …
¿qué es lo que te preocupa?la inquietaba or le preocupaba pensar que …don't let it trouble youExample sentences
- He went to trial a broken man, depressed and troubled by acute anxieties.
- Denial is a powerful emotional defence against acknowledging painful, distressing or troubling knowledge.
- Others have come home deeply distressed and troubled by what they witnessed.
- 2 (bother) don't trouble yourselfno se molesteI'm sorry to trouble youperdone or disculpe la molestiamay I trouble you for a light?¿sería tan amable de darme fuego?to trouble to +
infinitivemolestarseyou'd know if you'd troubled to find out en+ infinitive
tomarse el trabajo
de+ infinitivelo sabrías si te hubieras molestado en averiguarloExample sentences
- I am accustomed to facing a wall of silence from academics I challenge, thus my surprise that you have troubled to answer.
- Alison rolled her eyes, not bothering to trouble with an answer the second time.
- In this case, where Chomsky makes an extreme assertion without troubling to give a source at all, it requires examining a large amount of material to come to a conclusion.
- 3 (cause discomfort) my back is troubling metengo problemas de espaldahe's troubled by migrainessufre de jaquecaspadece jaquecas [formal]Example sentences
- Randy was troubled by back pain at times.
- The pain was troubling him towards the latter stages but with a week to recover to the next game, he has the time to mend properly.
- He looked paler and sweatier than usual, and one leg seemed to trouble him a bit.
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