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generalizar (heh-neh-rah-lee-zahr’)

(verb) to generalize, to popularize

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** 1. No se debe generalizar el comportamiento de todos los fanáticos del fútbol por las acciones de algunos fanáticos violentos.**

  • You shouldn't generalize the behavior of all soccer fans based on the actions of a few violent fans.*

** 2. El uso de libros electrónicos se ha generalizado en los últimos años.**

  • The use of e-books has spread in the last few years.*

Thanks to everyone that has been helping to correct in the palabra del día. I know it is a time-consuming job and we all are very appreciative of your work and dedication to us and to SD!!

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Por lo general, no se debe generalizar.

In general, one shouldn´t generalize.

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Quien generaliza en la vida no se detiene a pensar que son nuestras diferencias las que nos hacen grandes.

Those who generalize in life do not stop to think it is our differences what makes us great.

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  • :) - chellapadua Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • Diversity!!! - Jraider Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • Yes, the huevos are rarely identical. - rogspax Jun 29, 2013 flag
  • Faberge was of the same opinion. - ian-hill Jun 29, 2013 flag
  • Hi franco..great sentence. It is better to say 'it is our differences that make us great' (they make us great). - 0095ca4c Jun 30, 2013 flag
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Creo que algunas gentes generaliza personas generalizan sin ser estar conscientes de lo que están haciendo.

I think many people generalize without being aware that they are doing it.

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It is a bad idea to generalize based on a single fact or event.

Es una mala idea de generalizar basado en un solo hecho u ocasión .

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I hate when people generalize southerners as racist and backwards.

Odio cuando las personas generalizan sobre los sureños como racistas y atrasados.

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  • generalizan sobre los sureños... - francobollo Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • They don't count Florida as part of the south do they?: ) - Ranman Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • Thanks for the corrections! And I don't think people do count Florida anymore actually lol - kdfore Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • I think North Florida counts as the south, and south Florida not, ironically. - rogspax Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • It's cultural dynamic has really changed! - Jraider Jun 28, 2013 flag
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Parece que generalizar es una parte de naturaleza humana.

Generalizing seems to be a part of human nature.

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No siempre es sabio generalizar sobre otros países. Es una buena para hacer sus proprias observaciones.

It"s not always wise to generalize about other countries. It is a good idea to make your own observations.

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The use of fluorescent light bulbs has become widespread in recent years.

El uso de bombillas de luz fluorescente se ha generalizado en los últimos años.

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  • Don't like them bandit:) - Jraider Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • Horrible invention. They cause so many health problems. - 0095ca4c Jun 30, 2013 flag
  • I learned that they began being used around 2005. I sense they aren´t used in certain households! I use a combination of them because I like the lighting of the incandesant ones. - bandit51jd Jun 30, 2013 flag
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Es muy peligroso generalizar sobre el sexo opuesto.

It is very dangerous to generalise about the opposite sex.

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To generalize is to be brainless. Generalizar es de tontos.

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Hace cien años, nadie sabía que el uso de los automóviles se iba a generalizar en el futuro inmediato.

A hundred years ago, nobody knew that the use of automobiles was going to become widespread in the near future.

  • I have gone into an area of grammar beyond me here - so I am looking forward to your corrections! - jennysk Jun 29, 2013 flag
  • Hace cien años nadie sabía que el uso de los automóviles se iba a generalizar en el futuro inmediato - francobollo Jun 29, 2013 flag
  • muchas gracias franco! - jennysk Jun 29, 2013 flag
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Tengo que admitir que a veces tengo la debilidad generalizar a otra gente. Todavía trabajo en este punto débil.

I have to admit that at times I have the weakness to generalize other people. I still work on this weak point.

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The dishonesty of corrupt politicians has produced a generalized feeling of mistrust in the minds of people.

La deshonestidad de politicos corruptos ha producido un sentimiento generalizado de desconfianza en la mente de la gente.

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  • Well that is not a generalisation - that is an epidemic. :) - ian-hill Jun 30, 2013 flag
  • Jejjeje. - katydew Jun 30, 2013 flag
  • Yeah: ) - Ranman Jun 30, 2013 flag
  • Your definition os politics is very interesting. - pmikan-pam Jul 1, 2013 flag
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Me da coraje cuando gente generaliza otra gente que ellos no entienden.


  • cuando la gente generaliza sobre otra gente que no entienden. - francobollo Jun 28, 2013 flag
  • Please don´t forget to include your English translation. - bandit51jd Jun 30, 2013 flag
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Frecuentemente lo es no bueno generaliza.

Frequently it is not good to generalize

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