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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
UNREADABLE OR ILLEGIBLE?
Key
Unreadable refers to a text that is difficult to read because it's too boring, complicated or badly written (in style).
Illegible refers to a text that is difficult or impossible to read because of the quality of the script or handwriting.
Unreadable se refiere a un texto que es difícil de leer porque es demasiado aburrido, complicado o está mal escrito (en cuanto a estilo).
Illegible se refiere a un texto que es difícil o imposible de leer por la calidad de la caligrafía o letra.
  • unreadable
    This report into government spending for the next year is too turgid to read. It's unreadable!

  • illegible
    My grandmother is in her eighties now, and her handwriting has become illegible. We just can't read her letters anymore.

 

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) for his contribution.

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