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American English: /ˌɪnəˈproʊpriət/
British English: /ɪnəˈprəʊprɪət/

Translation of inappropriate in Spanish:


  • (action/measure/dress)
    poco apropiado
    it would be inappropriate for you to suggest it
    no te corresponde a ti sugerirlo
    no estaría bien que tú lo sugirieras
    a totally inappropriate reply
    una respuesta totalmente fuera de lugar
    Example sentences
    • Moreover, the ubiquity of email can lead to its use in inappropriate circumstances.
    • For some reason running through a shop seems to be inappropriate behaviour.
    • There are many sorts of inappropriate behaviour from which our children need protection.

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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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.