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"Account for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "dar cuentas de", and "verb" is a noun which is often translated as "el verbo". Learn more about the difference between "account for" and "verb" below.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to give a record of)
a. dar cuentas de
You will be required to account for any business expenses claimed.Tendrá que dar cuentas de cualquier gasto de la empresa que quiera desgravar.
2. (to explain)
a. explicar
You say you haven't drunk anything, but how do you account for all these empty beer cans?Dices que no has tomado nada, pero ¿cómo explicas todas estas latas de cerveza vacías?
3. (to take into account)
a. tener en cuenta
Did you account for the cost of materials in your estimate for the building work?¿Tuviste en cuenta el costo de los materiales al hacer el presupuesto de la obra?
4. (to constitute)
a. representar
My rent accounts for nearly half my wages.El alquiler representa casi la mitad de mi sueldo.
5. (to know the whereabouts of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dozens of people have yet to be accounted for after yesterday's earthquake.Tras el terremoto de ayer, decenas de personas están todavía en paradero desconocido.
Everyone in the party was accounted for, so the teacher told the bus driver to set off.No faltaba nadie del grupo, así que el profesor le dijo al concuctor del autobús que se pusiera en marcha.
6. (to eliminate)
a. dar cuenta de
Enemy bombing accounted for several iconic buildings in the capital.Los bombardeos enemigos dieron cuenta de varios edificios emblemáticos de la capital.
b. acabar con
The flu epidemic of 1918 accounted for millions of lives.La epidemia de gripe de 1918 acabó con millones de vidas.
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verb(
vuhrb
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (grammar)
a. el verbo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A complete sentence must have a verb.Una oración completa debe tener un verbo.
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