Translation of "trouble" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈtrʌb·l/ us /ˈtrʌb·əl/

B1 problems

We had trouble finding somewhere to park.
the trouble with someone/something

used to say what is wrong with someone or something

lo que pasa con alguien/algo
The trouble with white is that it gets dirty quickly.

[ no plural ] a problem with a machine or part of your body

back trouble
car trouble

B1 [ no plural ] a situation in which you have done something wrong and will be punished

líos, problemas
They got into trouble with the police.
verb uk /ˈtrʌb·l/ us /ˈtrʌb·əl/ present participle troubling, past tense and past participle troubled

to make someone worry

preocupar, inquietar
The situation has been troubling me for a while.

formal used to ask someone politely to help you

I’m sorry to trouble you, but could you tell me how to get to the station?

(Translation of “trouble” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈtrabl/

(something which causes) worry, difficulty, work, anxiety etc

He never talks about his troubles
We’ve had a lot of trouble with our children
I had a lot of trouble finding the book you wanted.

disturbances; rebellion, fighting etc

disturbios, conflictos; altercados
The incident occurred during the time of the troubles in Northern ireland.

illness or weakness (in a particular part of the body)

problema, enfermedad
He has heart trouble.
troubled adjective

( opposite untroubled)

worried or anxious

preocupado, inquieto
He is obviously a troubled man.

disturbed and not peaceful

troubled sleep.
troublesome adjective

causing worry or difficulty

molesto; problemático, difícil
troublesome children/tasks.
troublemaker noun

a person who continually (and usually deliberately) causes worry, difficulty or disturbance to other people

Beware of her – she is a real troublemaker.

(Translation of “trouble” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)