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Translation of molestia in English:

nombre femenino/feminine noun

  • 1 1.1 (incomodidad, trastorno) siento causarte tantas molestias I'm sorry to be such a nuisance o to cause you so much trouble o to put you out like this perdona la molestia, pero … sorry to bother you, but … no es ninguna molestia, yo te llevo it's no trouble at all, I'll take you there ¿me podría cambiar el tenedor, si no es molestia? would you mind giving me a new fork, please? rogamos disculpen las molestias ocasionadas por el retraso [formal] we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay [formal] 1.2 (trabajo) ¿para qué te has tomado la molestia? why did you bother to do that?, you shouldn't have put yourself outmolestia de + infinitivo/infinitive ahórrate la molestia de ir save yourself the trip se tomó la molestia de escribirnos a cada uno en particular she took the trouble to write to each of us individually
  • 2 (malestar) puede causar molestias estomacales it may cause stomach problems o/or upsets, it may upset the stomach las molestias que suelen acompañar a los estados gripales the aches and pains often symptomatic of flu no es un dolor, solo una ligera molestia it's not a pain, just a slight feeling of discomfort a la primera molestia, me tomo un calmante as soon as it starts to hurt, I take a painkiller

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