Translation of disadvantage in Spanish:


desventaja, n.

Pronunciation /ˌdɪsədˈvæn(t)ɪdʒ/ /dɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒ/

See Spanish definition of desventaja


  • 1

    (hindrance, drawback)
    desventaja feminine
    inconveniente masculine
    • In sum, the main minorities in the U.S. represent significant socioeconomic disadvantage in comparison with the majority.
    • In this way, they may be able to overcome the competitive disadvantage of price.
    • A more serious potential disadvantage is that asset-based loan amounts will fall with a company's fortunes.
    • Athy is one of 20 towns aided by the programme which aims to help areas overcome their socioeconomic disadvantage.
    • However I think that the benefits outweigh the potential disadvantages; for now, anyway.
    • Add it all up and Ford has a huge cost disadvantage compared with the Japanese.
    • The second is that because of that fact you have a distinct disadvantage.
    • There are several potential disadvantages of this approach.
    • Better still, it helped him overcome a considerable spending disadvantage.
    • Any tiny advantage would be far outweighed by the serious disadvantages of a cumbersome hindrance in getting away from predators.
    • Even facing all the socioeconomic disadvantages, farmworkers rarely used social services.
    • However, many areas of the province face a connectivity disadvantage compared to more urban areas.
    • Social, economic, and health data indicate that American Indians experience extreme disadvantages in American society.
    • Natives in this group will have risen above any disadvantages associated with humble beginnings.
    • There are also, it should be said, disadvantages associated with investing in both too!
    • Of the two, she is the one who would suffer the greater disadvantage.
    • So in that sense they were at a disadvantage relative to the newcomers who were coming in.
    • On the whole, the buyer, therefore, appears to face a decided disadvantage relative to the seller.
    • Location conferred environmental advantages and disadvantages with respect to the shifting fish stocks.
    • A disadvantage of this approach is that it allows the comparison of only nested models.
  • 2

    carencias feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (interests/person) perjudicar
    athletes from small countries are disadvantaged los atletas de países pequeños están en desventaja / se ven perjudicados
    • Such a deliberate strategy which avoids a direct response to a national paid maternity leave scheme is, in the meantime disadvantaging thousands of working women in Australia who are either pregnant or planning to have a child.
    • Setting a quota for campus universities below demand forces up the Year 12 scores required for entry, disadvantaging those without the home and school background conducive to high marks, principally lower-income people.
    • The studies exhibited common themes of systemic processes of discrimination disadvantaging young girls, the rationalisation process within democratic culture, and ‘racial’ culture.
    • It would also mean that the specialised advice which qualified animal health suppliers offer will be removed from the industry, disadvantaging both farmers and consumers.
    • Phil Barlow, a Labour town, district and county councillor for Witham, said: ‘For the most disadvantaged clients, it's disadvantaging them further.’
    • However Professor Peter Smith says: ‘We want to make sure we're not disadvantaging Maori and Pacific Island students by introducing it.’
    • We should not be disadvantaging both parties.
    • Their charter is to provide an alternative system resourced by private income (hence the name), for those who can afford the fees without disadvantaging those who can't.
    • All that matters is that having the issue on the ballot might induce a number of Democrats to turn out at the polls who otherwise would not have, thus disadvantaging Republican candidates.
    • There was also an idea that if we took away half the eggs of an infertile woman we would be disadvantaging her.
    • Neighbouring schools and boroughs complained that brighter children were being creamed off, seriously disadvantaging those schools which were still genuinely comprehensive.
    • In fact, absolutely no one will be financially disadvantaged as a result of Working for Families.
    • The lack of access to the educational psychological service is seriously disadvantaging some children.
    • Nor was there a lift, so disabled students were seriously disadvantaged.
    • Pupils from lower socioeconomic groups are disadvantaged in many ways when applying for entry to medical education.
    • By refusing to install the necessary hardware BT is quite deliberately disadvantaging rural areas.
    • So, in that respect, the accused was not disadvantaged in terms of preparation time.
    • In many respects Tanzania defies the claim that girls are disadvantaged in terms of education in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Of course, it is the minor parties that are disadvantaged as a result.