Translation of illiterate in Spanish:


analfabeto, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪ(l)ˈlɪdərət//ɪˈlɪt(ə)rət/


  • 1

    (unable to read or write)
    • A commoner can practice the latter two means of attaining salvation, even if he is illiterate and unable to study the scriptures on his own.
    • Children were not allowed to attend public schools and many were illiterate; reading and writing being ‘unnatural’ technologies that would corrupt the children.
    • Do they really think horror fans are so illiterate they won't read subtitles?
    • Most Sierra Leoneans are illiterate (cannot read and write) and have few job choices.
    • Later the journalist was told by his interpreter that the ‘warlord’ was wholly illiterate, unable even to sign his own name in writing.
    • In addition, many South Africans were illiterate, and unable to read news reports of proceedings.
    • Men, women, and children attended these compulsory classes, and hundreds of thousands of illiterate Iraqis learned to read.
    • Back in the 1830s, when he was a boy of 11, he used to read to illiterate London labourers during his lunch hours.
    • Indeed, one-million Quebecers are illiterate and can't read this simple phrase (although the rest surely can and will).
    • Although her house was almost destroyed in the earthquake, this illiterate woman was unable to convince the Government representative, assessing the damage, that the house was beyond repair.
    • In 1990 the World Bank estimated that half the population was illiterate (could not read or write).
    • The best part though was that a number of the kids who were illiterate learned how to read and write through my program.
    • I was illiterate, unable to interact with people socially.
    • His mother, apparently illiterate, was unable to sign her name as a witness to his marriage.
    • Its members were unskilled workers, mostly uneducated, occasionally illiterate and often unable to read or speak English.
    • It's even read to illiterate factory labourers while they work.
    • Then he smiled and proffered an information leaflet that he could not read - he was illiterate, like four-fifths of the population.
    • In 1985 Mrs Nini initiated self-empowering schemes for local women, most of whom were illiterate and unable to find formal employment.
    • This man no more than a spoiled child in a man's shoes; who could no more run a country than could an illiterate person read a book.
    • In Uganda, among those aged fifteen years and over, about 50 percent are illiterate (unable to read or write).
  • 2

    musically/scientifically illiterate lego en música/en materia científica
    • technologically illiterate managers directores sin conocimientos de tecnología
  • 3

    (linguistically incompetent)
    (person) ignorante
    (person) analfabeto
    (letter) lleno de faltas


  • 1

    analfabeto masculine
    analfabeta feminine