"Advise" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "aconsejar", and "notify" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "notificar". Learn more about the difference between "advise" and "notify" 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 transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to tell; often used with "of")
a. notificar
Isabel received a letter notifying her that her application to Stanford had been rejected.Isabel recibió una carta notificándole que su solicitud a Stanford había sido denegada.
b. avisar
The police will notify the victims of any new developments in the case.La policía les avisará a las víctimas de cualquier novedad que se presente en el caso.
c. informar
The teacher notified the parents of their son's misbehavior in class.La profesora les informó a los padres de la mala conducta de su hijo en clase.
d. comunicar
The tenants never notified the landlord of the problem with the elevator.Los inquilinos nunca le comunicaron al casero el problema con el ascensor.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to report; often used with "to") (United Kingdom)
a. notificar de
The death of the minister was notified to the public in yesterday's paper.En el periódico de ayer se notificó al público de la muerte del ministro.
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