Translation of burden in Spanish:

burden

carga, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbərdn//ˈbəːd(ə)n/

noun

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    • 1.1literary (load)

      carga feminine
      • My shoulders have been so wore with carrying burdens that the skin has come off them and grew full of boils.
      • Just out of school, and freed from the confines of the uniform and the burden of the heavy schoolbag, life seems to stretch endlessly ahead.
      • Old hags being bent double, with heavy burdens attached at either end of long poles slung over a shoulder.
      • Mike grunts from the burden of Tristan's dead weight.
      • The trees look ready to have the burden of snow, and whether they want to deal with this burden or not, it's coming.
      • And laying my heavy burden in the safe hands of the luggage compartment I went to my seat and was given rest.

    • 1.2(encumbrance)

      carga feminine
      financial burden una carga económica
      • tax burden carga fiscal
      • the burden of responsibility el peso de la responsabilidad
      • to be a burden to / on sb ser una carga para algn

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    (theme)
    esencia feminine
    • Now, as I understood the burden of your argument, it was that there was no valuable consideration, not that there was no purchaser.
    • The main burden of Rogoff's criticism is that Stiglitz is an ivory-tower academic with no practical experience of real crises management situations.
    • The main burden of this chapter is to argue against strict compositionality and for partial compositionality.
    • This was an intolerable assault, ran the burden of their complaint, on ‘freedom of speech’.
    • This is the Private Language Argument, the burden of which is that there can be no such thing as a language invented by and intelligible to a single individual only.
    • These issues are precisely the burden of many complaints now being raised under the rubric of environmental justice and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
    • It is the burden of Spirited Lives to tell that story with a focus on one religious community, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondolet.
    • This is the burden of Francis Schaeffer's books, such as Death in the City, Whatever happened to the Human Race and Escape from Reason.
    • The problem is that when those amendments come fast and late, it is difficult for the officials to immediately recognise the burden of the argument and the strength of the propositions.
    • This effort is the burden of his most substantive work to date, Theology and Social Theory.
    • Mr Lynagh for Mr Unwin carried the burden of the argument here.
    • Sylvian embodies an energetic, hybridized spirituality, and the burden of this essay is to track and note some of the major signposts on his ongoing pilgrimage.
    • Part of acknowledging our inadequacies and sinfulness is to admit when you are doing a lousy job speaking the truth, which is the main burden of the Cdl's message.
    • This brings us to Robin Mathews, the burden of my song.
    • But the entire burden of my learned friend's song was to the effect that what happened in this case was a more or less clear case of negligence, because of foreseeability.
    • It is the burden of Steven Payne's enormously fascinating book to answer that question.
    • The main burden of Hobsbawm's treatment of these years is political.
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    Nautical
    arqueo masculine
    • They were as large as any wooden ships ever built, as much as two thousand tons burden; a French king had a tennis court installed in one.
    • The one enjoyed by certain French ports over colonial trade was virtually abandoned when all ports capable of accommodating ships of 100 tons' burden were included in the list.
    • Each of these vessels was fourteen tons burden and plied the same route as those owned by Barlow.

transitive verb

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    cargar
    to burden sb (with sth)
    • I've been burdened with all the responsibility/work me han cargado con toda la responsabilidad/todo el trabajo
    • I don't want to burden you with my problems no te quiero preocupar con mis problemas
    • don't burden yourself (down) with too much luggage no te cargues de equipaje
    • There was a well-publicised spat with sports writers whom he claimed were burdening him with too much attention for a tennis player ranked in the 40-somethings.
    • Jacob urged all regional administrations not to further burden the displaced people and to allow their children to be exempt from school tuition fees.
    • Next they don't want their deaths to burden their families or leave responsibilities unresolved.
    • But I think at this stage, we're better off taking the risk and hitting the traffickers than burdening the farmers with a major eradication program.
    • They shouldn't worry about burdening us with calls, that's what we're there for.
    • You know, a prosecutor can put this together, and argue that he knew something was going to happen, so he would no longer have that life that was burdening him.
    • Some people find it easier to talk to an anonymous stranger about their worries and fears than to burden a family member or friend.
    • Unfortunately we are burdened by a new system which requires an executive to respond to scrutiny proposals.
    • In the worst cases angina had a devastating impact on quality of life, leaving patients in a state of ‘hopelessness and pain’ and also severely burdening families and health services.
    • He hates you for ruining his life, by burdening him with a responsibility that his weak male ego was unable to bear.
    • Often, they explained, children won't reveal their worries because they don't want to burden their parents.
    • Liz, who suffers from burnout, tells of a neighbor who burdens her with a harrowing tale of Vietnam.
    • Besides it being unfair and immature for adults to burden children with such an assignment, taking these messages into the schools is both illogical and ineffective.
    • Yet when he's hurt he pulls away, not wanting to burden anyone with his worries.
    • Their pain does not allow them to see how much the increased financial responsibility burdens the men.
    • Back in those days, I didn't want to burden other people with my pain.
    • You feel burdened by too much work or responsibility, its best to share and delegate work and not carry the entire load yourself.
    • Your other children, in particular, may try to deal with their pain alone so as not to burden you with additional worries.
    • The role prevents women in senior positions from burdening other people with their problems.
    • Don't burden him with chores, as this could further his stress.