La Palabra del Día: Captar | SpanishDict Answers
12 Vote

Captar

To gain, to capture, to win; to pick up, to grasp, to receive; to attract, to recruit

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My Example:

Me gustaría ser presidente de gobierno. Sin embargo, no creo que podría captar ningún voto...(en realidad, ¡¡de ninguna manera querría ser presidente!!)


I would like to be president. However, I don’t think that I could win any votes….(Actually, there is no way I would want to be president!!)

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  • I'd vote for you, Chris:) - migelis Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Me gustaría ser presidente de gobierno. Sin embargo, no creo que podría captar ningún voto...(en realidad, de ninguna manera querría ser presidente!!) - 00494d19 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Thanks Heidi!! It seems that I need to really study prepositions..... - 001a2987 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Awww...thanks Migelis! ....I hope that everyone has seen Napaoleon Dynamite - very stupid show, with a select few funny scenes.... - 001a2987 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • What??? - Chris this is one of the funniest films ever made - GOSH! - patch Aug 2, 2011 flag

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9 Vote

Mi esposa captó mi corazón. smile
My wife captured my heart. wink

  • Felicidades Jason!! Has ganado la Palabra del Día!! - 001a2987 Aug 4, 2011 flag
10 Vote

Tom wakes up early in the morning, takes a shower, cleans his teeth and has a shave…. All that he wants to do is to win the attention of the girl that he likes…. Maybe he will have success one day ….

Tom se despierta en las primeras horas de la mañana, se ducha, se limpia los dientes y se afeita….Todo lo que quiere hacer es capturar la atención de la chica que le gusta….Quizás tendrá éxito algún día…

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  • Very funny Migelis! You might want to look at the English version, especially the end - I'm not sure if I understand it...next day would mean tomorrow, and that would make sense (tomorrow will be more successful), or maybe - he will have more success - 001a2987 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • one day..... :) - 001a2987 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Thank you, Chris very much! What abuot this try?:) - migelis Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Thank you, Feliz:) - migelis Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Tom wakes up early in the morning, takes ''a'' shower, cleans his teeth and has a shave…. All that he wants to do is to win the attention 9or affection) of the girl that he likes…. Maybe he will have more success tomorrow…. - FELIZ77 Aug 2, 2011 flag
10 Vote

By giving, you win.

Dado, se captado. Dando, ustedes ganan.

  • Awww....so cute!! :) - 001a2987 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • I love Calvin and Hobbs - Jason7R Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Dando, tú/usted/vos ganas/gana/ganás. ("Captar" does not work like "ganar" in most cases; you can't say, "Yo capté la carrera"/ I won the race. - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Stephen, so sorry, but I do not understand what you mean. Could you PM me please? - territurtle Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Few words explain a lot! beautiful terri! - 00b6f46c Aug 2, 2011 flag
8 Vote

People do and wear all sorts of crazy things just to get attention.

La gente hace y lleva todo tipo de locura sólo para captar la atención.

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8 Vote

He is so smart that he can grasp anything...well almost anything.

Es tan listo que puede captar cualquier cosa... pues bueno casi cualquier cosa.

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7 Vote

I waved my arms in class to capture the attention of the teacher.

Me Agité los brazos en la clase para captar la atención de la maestra.

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  • Agité los brazos en la clase para captar la atención de la maestra. - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • ¡Gracias, Stephen! - pesta Aug 2, 2011 flag
7 Vote

El misterio de escenas neblinosas siempre capta mi imaginación.

Edited: El misterio de un paisaje neblinoso siempre capta mi imaginación.

The mystery of a misty landscape always captures my imagination!

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6 Vote

The new photographer apologised to the head teacher of the primary school and explained that the shots he had taken did not come out well because he had forgotten to take off (remove) the lens cap.confused rolleyes red face tongue rolleye LOL

= El nuevo fotógrafo se desculpó con la jefa de la escuela primaria y explicó que las fotos que había captado no salieron bien porque había olvidado quitarle la tapa al lente de la cámera. confused rolleyes red face tongue rolleye LOL

Corregid mi español, por favor smile grin

Original caption:

El nuevo fotógrafo se desculpó con la jefa de la escuela primaria y explicó que los disparos que había captado no salieron bien porque había olvidado de quitar el lente (o la tapa) de objetivo

  • ...y explicó que las fotos que había tomado no salieron bien porque había olvidado quitarle la tapa al lente de la cámara. - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Muchas gracias, Stephen, por tus correciones :) - FELIZ77 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Stephen, please tell me, can I keep the word ''captado'' here in place of tomado and still retain the meaning of the original English translation because the Word of the Day is ''captar ''today and so I need to include this word in my sentence? - FELIZ77 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Stephen, when you get used to our level of Spanish please would you give us some positive encouragement and feedback, such as: Well done! great work! or Good translation! - FELIZ77 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • I really appreaciate that there is a lot of work invloved in just correctingone thread such as this but it would be so much appreciated by many of us to receive a word of encouragement whenever possible Thanks :) - FELIZ77 Aug 2, 2011 flag
6 Vote

Todavia no puedo captar la mayoría de lo que es dicho en TV España. ¡Qué deprimente!

I still can't grasp most of what is said on TVE. How depressing!

  • ... la mayoría de lo que es dicho en TV España. ¡Qué deprimente! - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • I know what you mean. Keep trying. - JoyceM Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Corrected. Mistakes appear when relying more on translating than on expressing thoughts >. - S1r_Wakka Aug 2, 2011 flag
6 Vote

Creo que este hombre captando este pato captó también su confianza.

alt_text I think that this man by catching this duck gained his confidence al well.

  • Creo que este hombre, al capturar este pato ganó también su confianza. (What are you trying to say? That the man regained his own confidence when he captured the duck?) - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • I`m trying to say that, by catching this duck he not only catched him but also gained his confidence. It english there are 2 different words, but in Spanish - only captar, thats why I used it like that. - esteban87 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Mayby: Creo que captando este pato el capto su confianza tambien.? - esteban87 Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • "gained his confidence as well." - JoyceM Aug 2, 2011 flag
  • Catch is an irregular verb. Past tense is caught. - Leatha Aug 2, 2011 flag
6 Vote

Has captado mi amor,

You have won my love.

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5 Vote

This picture definitely got my attention! alt text

¡Esta foto claramente captó mi atención!

5 Vote

No es una buena idea tratar captar una otra persona emocionalmente y les hacer un prisonera de tu amor.

It is not a good idea to try to capture another person emotionally and to make them a prisoner of your love.

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  • No es una buena idea tratar de captar (I would definitely use "capturar" instead) a otra persona emocionalmente y hacerla prisionera de tu amor. - StephenTrevo Aug 2, 2011 flag
5 Vote

A good photographer captures a rare moment of time and freezes it forever

Un buen fotógrafo capta un raro momento del tiempo y lo congela para siempre

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Estoy aprendiendo como usar un aparato que capta las señales acústicas para mi trabajo.

I am learning how to use a device that captures (or picks up) sound signals for my line of work.


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"Favor de corregirme el español"

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