Translation of "handicap" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ us /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/

something that is wrong with your mind or body permanently

a mental/physical handicap

something that makes it more difficult for you to do something

Not having a car was a real handicap in the countryside.
verb uk /ˈhæn·dɪ·kæp/ /ˈhæn·diˌkæp/ present participle handicapping, past tense and past participle handicapped

to make something more difficult to do

Rescue efforts have been handicapped by rough seas and strong winds.

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


noun /ˈhӕndikӕp/

something that makes doing something more difficult

obstáculo, impedimento
The loss of a finger would be a handicap for a pianist.

(in a race, competition etc ) a disadvantage of some sort (eg having to run a greater distance in a race) given to the best competitors so that others have a better chance of winning.


a race, competition etc in which this happens.


(a form of) physical or mental disability

discapacidad (física); deficiencia (mental)
children with physical handicaps.
handicapped adjective

discapacitado; deficiente
He is physically handicapped and cannot walk
a handicapped child.

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