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ser] (fastidioso) tengo una tos sumamente molesta I have o I've got a really irritating o annoying cough es una sensación muy molesta it's a very uncomfortable o/or unpleasant feeling no es grave, pero los síntomas son muy molestos it's nothing serious, but the symptoms are very unpleasant la máquina hace un ruido de lo más molesto the machine makes a very irritating o annoying o tiresome noise ¡es tan molesto que te estén interrumpiendo cada cinco minutos! it's so annoying o trying o tiresome o irritating when people keep interrupting you every five minutes resulta muy molesto tener que viajar con tantos bultos it's a real nuisance o/or it's very inconvenient having to travel with so much baggage ¿podría abrir la ventana, si no es molesto? would you be so kind as to open the window? 1.2[ estar] (incómodo, dolorido) está bastante molesto he's in some pain pasó la noche bastante molesto he had a rather uncomfortable night está molesto por la anestesia he's in some discomfort because of the anesthetic 1.3[ ser] (violento, embarazoso) awkward es una situación muy molesta it's a very awkward o/or embarrassing situation me hace sentir muy molesta que esté constantemente regalándome cosas it's very embarrassing the way she's always giving me presents, she's always giving me presents, and it makes me feel very awkward o/or embarrassed me resulta muy molesto tener que trabajar con ella cuando no nos hablamos I find it awkward working with her when we're not even on speaking terms
estar] (ofendido) upset está molesto con ellos porque no fueron a su boda he's upset o put out o peeved because they didn't go to his wedding está muy molesto por lo que hiciste he's very upset about what you did
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.