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English translation of 'molestar'

Word Frequency


Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (importunar) to botherannoy
¿no la estarán molestando, verdad? they’re not bothering or annoying you, are they?
no la molestes más con tus tonterías stop pestering or bothering or annoying her with your silly games
2.  (interrumpir) to disturb
que no me moleste nadie I don’t want to be disturbed by anyone
siento molestarte, pero necesito que me ayudes I’m sorry to disturb or trouble or bother you, but I need your help
3.  (ofender) to upset
espero no haberte molestado I hope I didn’t upset you
Verb Table intransitive verb
1.  (importunar) to be a nuisance
quita de en medio, que siempre estás molestando get out of the way, you’re always being a nuisance
no quisiera molestar, pero necesito hablar contigo I don’t want to bother you or be a nuisance, but I need to talk to you
no molestar (please) do not disturb
me molesta mucho que me hablen así it really annoys or irritates me when they talk to me like that
ese ruido me molesta that noise is bothering or annoying or irritating me
me molesta el jarrón, ¿puedes apartarlo? the vase is in the way, can you move it?
me molesta tener que repetirlo it annoys me to have to repeat it
2.  (incomodar) to feel uncomfortablebother
¿te molesta el humo? does the smoke bother you?
me está empezando a molestar la herida the injury is starting to play up (informal) or bother me
me molesta al tragar it hurts when I swallow
la radio no me molesta para estudiar the radio doesn’t bother me when I’m studying
si le sigue molestando, acuda a su médico if it goes on giving you trouble, see your doctor
3.  (ofender) to upset
me molestó mucho lo que dijiste what you said really upset me
le molestó que no lo invitárais a la fiesta he was hurt that you didn’t invite him to the party
4.  (importar)
(en preguntas)
¿le molesta la radio? does the radio bother you?do you mind the radio being on?
¿te molestaría prestarme un paraguas? would you mind lending me an umbrella?
¿le molesta que abra la ventana or si abro la ventana? do you mind if I open the window?
See also molestarse

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Example Sentences Including 'molestar'

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Como Fermín callaba, insistió: - No le han vuelto a molestar ?
Juan Goytisolo Señas de identidad
En Las Ventas es un factor que suele molestar mucho y, a mí, me deja en un treinta por ciento de lo que realmente soy.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
En las escalas aprovechamos para asear el barco sin molestar a nadie.
Carlos Fuentes Los días enmascarados. Cantar de ciegos.
En segundo término, deseo también fundamentar este rechazo por razones de seguridad del tráfico por carretera, aun cuando puedo molestar a algunos profesionales del sector.
Europarl Parallel Corpus
Esta idea ha acompañado toda su carrera: le encanta molestar a los oyentes.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Intentó entrar en un restaurante a comer y se le negó la entrada porque su aspecto físico podría molestar a los demás comensales.
Europarl Parallel Corpus
No la utilice como un motivo para molestar a sus vecinos o para abrir viejas heridas.
Europarl Parallel Corpus
Nos tiene que molestar esto porque la introducción de la moneda comunitaria no es una calle de único sentido.
Europarl Parallel Corpus
Quizá no sepa muy bien cómo comportarse para no molestar demasiado.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1994)
Qué jerga tan contradictoria para no molestar a nadie ni priorizar nada.
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Trends of 'molestar'

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'molestar' in Other Languages

British English: annoy /əˈnɔɪ/ VERB
If someone annoys you, they make you quite angry and impatient.
Make a note of the things which annoy you.
  • American English: annoy
  • Arabic: يُضايقُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: irritar
  • Chinese: 骚扰
  • Croatian: ozlovoljiti
  • Czech: podráždit
  • Danish: irritere
  • Dutch: ergeren
  • European Spanish: molestar disgustar
  • Finnish: suututtaa
  • French: embêter
  • German: ärgern
  • Greek: ενοχλώ
  • Italian: irritare
  • Japanese: うるさがらせる
  • Korean: 귀찮게 하다
  • Norwegian: irritere
  • Polish: dokuczyć
  • European Portuguese: irritar
  • Romanian: a supăra
  • Russian: раздражать
  • Latin American Spanish: molestar
  • Swedish: irritera
  • Thai: ทำให้รำคาญ
  • Turkish: sinirini bozmak
  • Ukrainian: дратувати
  • Vietnamese: làm khó chịu
British English: disturb /dɪˈstɜːb/ VERB
If you disturb someone, you interrupt what they are doing and cause them inconvenience.
She slept in a separate room in order not to disturb him.
  • American English: disturb
  • Arabic: يُزْعِجُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: perturbar
  • Chinese: 扰乱
  • Croatian: uznemiriti
  • Czech: rušit vyrušovat
  • Danish: forstyrre
  • Dutch: storen
  • European Spanish: molestar molestar
  • Finnish: häiritä
  • French: déranger
  • German: stören
  • Greek: ενοχλώ
  • Italian: disturbare
  • Japanese: 邪魔をする
  • Korean: 방해하다
  • Norwegian: forstyrre
  • Polish: zaniepokoić
  • European Portuguese: perturbar
  • Romanian: a deranja
  • Russian: отвлекать
  • Latin American Spanish: perturbar
  • Swedish: störa
  • Thai: รบกวน
  • Turkish: rahatsız etmek
  • Ukrainian: турбувати
  • Vietnamese: quấy rầy
British English: gall VERB
If someone's action galls you, it makes you feel very angry or annoyed, often because it is unfair to you and you cannot do anything about it.
It must have galled him that he thwarted each of these measures.
  • American English: gall
  • Brazilian Portuguese: irritar
  • Chinese: 激怒
  • European Spanish: molestar
  • French: ulcérer
  • German: maßlos ärgern
  • Italian: irritare
  • Japanese: いらだたせる
  • Korean: 분하게 만들다
  • European Portuguese: irritar
  • Latin American Spanish: molestar
British English: nettle VERB
If you are nettled by something, you are annoyed or offended by it.
He was nettled by her manner.
  • American English: nettle
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ofender-se
  • Chinese: 使恼怒
  • European Spanish: molestar
  • French: agacer
  • German: verärgert
  • Italian: irritare
  • Japanese: いらいらさせる
  • Korean: 화나다
  • European Portuguese: ofender-se
  • Latin American Spanish: molestar


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