Translation of contretemps in Spanish:


contratiempo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑntrətɑ̃//ˈkɒntrətɒ̃/


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    contratiempo masculine
    • Then you find yourself in the midst of a minor contretemps, and everyone gets more readers.
    • Though there has been speculation that the foreign partners withdrew fearing a diplomatic contretemps between the two governments, some analysts reckon their concerns were largely economic.
    • Public contretemps sometimes can't be avoided.
    • Stay tuned for how this little contretemps resolves itself.
    • The answer may have something to do with the intervening contretemps over the Rosenbergs: It's harder to feel loyal to a movement when large segments of it are already attempting to excommunicate you.
    • I frankly like the guy, after our little contretemps.
    • The episode evoked an earlier contretemps, when the ministry of culture judged the visual-arts biennale to be overly sympathetic to new media at the expense of painting.
    • It's hard to ignore the interoffice elements of the contretemps.
    • ‘Apart from a little contretemps with the lighting backstage and a couple of cases of hay fever, there were no major problems,’ Nicholas relates.
    • This contretemps may have resulted, in part, from a simple paucity of means: only $500,000 was allotted for the whole undertaking.
    • The political contretemps is, however, in danger of diverting attention from the delivery of houses, electricity, water and sanitation to the millions deprived under apartheid.
    • But there are harder battles ahead than that little contretemps in the desert.
    • I think that is what prompted the unfortunate contretemps this evening.
    • Meanwhile, the largest contretemps of the campaign season erupted between two studios that are not even in the race for best picture.
    • What provoked the series of events that led to her going away, many months earlier, was a dinner-table contretemps in the Partridge household.