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"Be successful" is a phrase which is often translated as "tener éxito", and "succeed" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "tener éxito". Learn more about the difference between "be successful" and "succeed" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. tener éxito
We need to practice more if we want to be successful.Necesitamos practicar más si queremos tener éxito.
b. ser exitoso
If you keep making music like this, you're going to be successful.Si sigues haciendo música así, vas a ser exitoso.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be successful)
a. tener éxito
You can't give up if you want to succeed in your career.No puedes abandonar si quieres tener éxito en tu carrera.
b. triunfar
You have to be intelligent to succeed in business.Tienes que ser inteligente para triunfar en los negocios.
c. lograr
She did not succeed in persuading them.No logró convencerlos.
2. (to work)
a. dar resultado
The new approach has succeeded.El nuevo enfoque ha dado resultado.
3. (to inherit)
a. heredar
When his father dies, he will succeed to the title of 12th earl.Cuando muera su padre, él heredará el título del XII conde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to follow)
a. suceder a
He succeeded his father in the family business.Sucedió a su padre en la empresa familiar.
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