"Advise" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aconsejar", and "advice" is a noun which is often translated as "el consejo". Learn more about the difference between "advise" and "advice" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to recommend)
a. aconsejar
His uncle advised him to stop seeing his girlfriend.Su tío le aconsejó que dejara de ver a su novia.
b. recomendar
My mother advised me to choose a place to live first, and then look for a job.Mi mamá me recomendó que primero escogiera un lugar para vivir, y después buscara un trabajo.
2. (to counsel)
a. asesorar
Mili's lawyer is advising her on how to proceed with the divorce.El abogado de Mili la está asesorando sobre cómo proceder con el divorcio.
b. aconsejar
My thesis advisor advised me to present my work at a conference.Mi asesor de tesis me aconsejó presentar mi trabajo en una conferencia.
3. (to inform)
a. informar
The general advised the president on the situation in the Middle East.El general informó al presidente sobre la situación en el Medio Oriente.
b. notificar
We have advised the police and they will be here shortly.Hemos notificado a la policía y estarán aquí pronto.
4. (to warn)
a. advertir
I advised him to finish his homework if he wanted to go out and play.Le advertí que terminara su trabajo si quería salir a jugar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to give advice)
a. recomendar
I can't do as you advise; it's immoral.No puedo hacer lo que recomiendas; es inmoral.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (guidance)
a. el consejo
(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).
My best friend always gives me good advice.Mi mejor amigo siempre me da buen consejo.
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