Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday January 23, 2010
to bother; to disturb
Molestar has different but related meanings to ‘molest’ in English. First, it means to bother:
No me molesta en absoluto el ruido, no se preocupe*.
The noise isn’t bothering me at all, don’t worry.
Siento mucho molestarle.
I’m sorry to bother you.
Molestar can also have the meaning of to disturb.
Nunca han molestado a los vecinos.
They’ve never disturbed the neighbours.
Que no me moleste* nadie.
I don’t want to be disturbed.
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