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Agobiar

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agobiar (verb) — to oppress, burden, overwhelm, weigh down. Look up agobiar in the dictionary

Me agobian los sentimientos de culpabilidad.
I am overwhelmed with feelings of guilt.

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agobiado = overwhelmed
agobiante, agobiador = overwhelming
agobio = burden, weight, oppression
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Old December 01, 2009, 10:23 AM
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I'm overwhelmed with the illness of my son, sometimes I don't know what I can do for help him with his diabetes.

I hit the damn diabetes.
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Old December 01, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Mi horario para los tres semanas que vienen está muy lleno. Estoy muy agobiada por esto. Por consiguiente, estoy pasando mucho tiempo en Facebook y Tomisimo. Estoy en denegación sobre todo lo que tengo que hacer.
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I'm overwhelmed with the illness of my son, sometimes I don't know what I can do for help him with his diabetes.

I hit the damn diabetes.
Estoy agobiado con la enfermedad de mi hijo, a veces no sé que hacer para ayudarle con su enfermedad.

So is "me agobian" saying I am overwhelmed "with"? Or is that word just not used in this type of sentence?

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So is "me agobian" saying I am overwhelmed "with"? Or is that word just not used in this type of sentence?
Yes, it's right. It's commonly used
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I'm overwhelmed with the illness of my son, sometimes I don't know what I can do to help him with his diabetes.

I hate the damn diabetes.
Hit = golpear.

La última frase todavía no suena natural, pero no sé como rectificarlo en una sola frase. La mejor idea que tengo actualmente sería:

Damn diabetes. I hate it.
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Mi horario para los tres semanas que vienen está muy lleno. Estoy muy agobiada por esto. Por consiguiente, estoy pasando mucho tiempo en Facebook y Tomisimo. Estoy en denegación negación sobre de todo lo que tengo que hacer.
Fine job, Lou Ann!

Right sentences, wrong attitude.


"Sobre" was not wrong, but "de" sounds more natural to me.
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Fine job, Lou Ann!

Right sentences, wrong attitude.


"Sobre" was not wrong, but "de" sounds more natural to me.
Thanks for the correction, Malila. I am surprised there aren't more mistakes. YAY!

Let me ask you about two things:
1) Negación vs. denegación ... the prefix makes it sound like they should be opposites. But their definitions make it sound like they're very similar in meaning. What does the prefix "de-" mean?
2) Sobre, acerca, de, hacia, cerca ...... aargh! I never know which one to use. "I am telling you a story about something." "I have been here about 5 minutes so far." "I have about 5 dollars in my wallet." And so on. I have been planning to ask this question as a separate thread. Should I?

Wrong attitude?
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"Denegación" is "denial" when it means a refusal, a ban, a prohibition...
"Negación" is "denial" when it means negation or negative...

When you say something does not exist or is not true, you use "negar".
When you don't allow something that has been requested, you use "denegar".


Everything you can gather about prepositions will be helpful, but keep in mind that every language has aspects one simply has to memorize before isolating logic features.


About the "wrong" attitude: One always pays a high price for procrastination.
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Entonces....

Ayer en Virginia, empeció una denegación nueva contra fumando en los restaurantes.
En las matemáticas, es importante a saber cómo hacer una negación de una frase.

Although I'm sure there are many other grammar mistakes in those two sentences, did I use negación and denegación correctly?

I will still (eventually) start a new thread about those particular prepositions....

Hmmm.... what was I doing when I was procrastinating.........?
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