build
transitive verb
1. (to make) 
a. construir 
He built his first invention when he was eight.Construyó su primer invento cuando tenía ocho años.
b. fabricar 
I would like to build my own furniture.Me gustaría fabricar mis propios muebles.
c. edificar 
My grandparents built a house in a valley in Montana.Mis abuelos edificaron una casa en un valle en Montana.
2. (to establish) 
a. levantar (company) 
My grandfather built his company from scratch.Mi abuelo levantó su empresa desde cero.
b. establecer (relationship) 
My parents built their relationship on mutual respect and honesty.Mis padres establecieron su relación a base de respeto y honestidad mutua.
intransitive verb
3. (to put up buildings) 
a. edificar 
We should avoid building in environmentally sensitive areas.Hay que evitar edificar en zonas ambientalmente sensibles.
4. (to increase) 
a. aumentar 
If the pressure keeps building, the pipe will explode.Si la presión sigue aumentando, la tubería explotará.
noun
5. (physique) 
My brother is an attractive man of thin build.Mi hermano es un hombre atractivo de constitución delgada.
Weightlifters have very imposing builds.Los levantadores de pesas tienen físicos imponentes.
People always tell me that I have the build of a runner.La gente siempre me dice que tengo la complexión de un corredor.
6. (computing) 
We deployed the latest build of the program this morning.Implementamos la última versión del programa esta mañana.
build
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la complexión f, constitución (F) 
transitive verb
2. (general) 
a. construir 
to be built (out) of somethingestar hecho(a) de algo
to build something into somethingincorporar algo en algo
they have built their hopes on ithan basado sus esperanzas en ello
build [bɪld] built (past)
noun
(physique) figura (f); tipo (m)
of powerful build fornido
transitive verb
1 [+house] construir; hacer; [+ship] construir; [+nest] hacer; [+fire] preparar
to build a mirror into a wall empotrar un espejo en la pared; a house built into the hillside una casa construida en la ladera; this car wasn't built for speed este coche no está hecho para correr; built to last hecho para durar
Timber-frame joinery, used during the 17th and 18th centuries in America, was built to last Things were built to last back then
2 [+empire, organization] levantar
They set up on their own and built a successful fashion company
[+relationship] establecer
I wanted to build a relationship with my team
[+trust, confidence] cimentar
The encouragement that young boys receive builds greater self-confidence Diplomats hope the meetings will build mutual trust
[+self-confidence] desarrollar; [+words, sequence] formar
The aim of the game is to build words to form a sentence
intransitive verb
1 (Constr) edificar; construir
They're building throughout the entire area
2 (increase) [+pressure, sound, speed] aumentar; [+excitement] crecer
The military pressure on Croatia continues to build The last chords of the suite build to a crescendo As we emerged onto the open road, our speed began to build
Phrases with "build"
Here are the most popular phrases with "build." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
build up
desarrollar, acumularse
build a wall
construir un muro
build a snowman
hacer un muñeco de nieve
Examples
Verb Conjugations for construir
Present Participle: construyendo
Past Participle: construido
Indicative
Irregularities are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
construyo
construí
construía
construiría
construiré
construyes
construiste
construías
construirías
construirás
él/ella/Ud.
construye
construyó
construía
construiría
construirá
nosotros
construimos
construimos
construíamos
construiríamos
construiremos
vosotros
construís
construisteis
construíais
construiríais
construiréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
construyen
construyeron
construían
construirían
construirán
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