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molestar

Translation of molestar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 (importunar) See examples: ¿no te molesta ese ruido?
    doesn't that noise bother you?
    se ruega no molestar
    please do not disturb
    ¿le molesta si fumo? me molesta su arrogancia
    her arrogance irritates o annoys me
    ya sabes que me molesta que hables de él
    you know I don't like you to talk about him
    you know I get upset o it upsets me when you talk about him
    nunca uso pulseras, me molestan para trabajar
    I never wear bracelets, they get in the way when I'm working
    no me duele, pero me molesta
    it doesn't hurt but it's uncomfortable o it bothers me
    si le molesta mucho, puedo ponerle una inyección
    if it's very sore o painful, I could give you an injection
  • 2 (fastidiar)
    to be a nuisance
    si vas a molestar, te vas de clase
    if you're going to be a nuisance, you can leave the classroom
    vino a ayudar pero no hizo más que molestar
    he came to help, but he just got in the way o made a nuisance of himself
    son unos niños encantadores, nunca molestan
    they're lovely children, they're never any trouble o they're no trouble at all
    no quiero molestar
    I don't want to be a nuisance o to get in the way o to cause any trouble

also: molestarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (disgustarse)
    to get upset
    no debes molestarte, lo hizo sin querer
    don't get upset, he didn't mean to do it
    molestarse por algose molestó por algo
    he got upset about something
    espero que no se haya molestado por lo que le dije
    I hope you weren't upset o offended by what I said
    molestarse con alguien
    to get annoyed with somebody
    get cross with somebody
    (inglés británico)
    se molestó conmigo porque no lo invité
    he got annoyed o cross with me because I didn't invite him
    he was put out o upset because I didn't invite him
Example sentences
  • Y la comenzaron a molestar”, recuerda Flor María.
  • Es un chico al cual molestan y es echado al exterior.
  • Tal parece que Bayli no se molesto en leer su columna.

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