Vamos a aprender cómo se dice ‘agobiar’ en inglés sin meter la pata

Una de las palabras más utilizadas en castellano es “agobiar”. Para traducirlo bien en inglés, hay que tener un nivel muy bueno si queremos evitar problemas. Vamos a ver unos ejemplos muy interesantes para que vayamos mejorando nuestro nivel de inglés.


Phrasal Verb: to weigh down
-She decided to sell her house and her company because the pressure of paying for both was weighing her down. Cuando algo es “asfixiante”.

to smother
-If he carries on smothering his girlfriend, she will end up leaving him. Demasiado cariño o cariño excesivo

to pester
-My friend does not stop pestering me. Text messages and WhatsApp messages every single minute.
To pester’ es muy parecido a molestar/’to bother’, pero, si queremos enfatizar esa sensación, usamos ‘to pester’. Además de eso, se puede utilizar cuando queremos decir que hay alguien que no nos deja en paz.

to overwhelm
-The humidity in Valencia and New York in August is overwhelming. You cannot survive there without air conditioning at home or in the office.
En este caso, hemos utilizado el adjetivo ‘overwhelming’: agobiante.
Cuando queremos utilizar un adjetivo en inglés para traducir “agobiar” enfatizado al máximo, hay que usar: to overwhelm.

Hay muchos más ejemplos, pero en este artículo, hemos querido poneros las palabras menos conocidas por la mayoría de la gente. ¡Nos vemos en el siguiente post!

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