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"Bears" is a form of "bear", a noun which is often translated as "el oso". "Terrifying" is an adjective which is often translated as "aterrador". Learn more about the difference between "bears" and "terrifying" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el oso
(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).
, la osa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Polar bears live mainly in the Arctic Circle.Los osos polares viven principalmente en el círculo polar ártico.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to support weight)
a. soportar
The shelves have to bear the weight of the books.Los estantes tienen que soportar el peso de los libros.
b. aguantar
The elevator cannot bear a weight over 1500 pounds.El ascensor no puede aguantar un peso sobre 1500 libras.
c. resistir
My brother had to bear carrying the sofa all the way to the truck.Mi hermano tuvo que resistir llevar el sofá hasta la camioneta.
3. (to endure)
a. aguantar
I cannot bear his teasing anymore.Ya no aguanto sus bromas.
b. resistir
We all have to bear the loss of grandpa.Todos tenemos que resistir el fallecimiento de abuelo.
c. soportar
She could not bear seeing him suffering like that.Ella no pudo soportar viéndolo sufrir así.
4. (to be responsible for)
a. cargar con
He had to bear most of the responsibility for the company bankruptcy.Tuvo que cargar con casi toda la responsabilidad por la quiebra de la empresa.
5. (to carry)
a. llevar
They bore a huge banner at the parade.Llevaban una pancarta enorme en el desfile.
6. (to show)
a. tener
Their account bears little resemblance to reality.Su versión tiene poco que ver con la realidad.
7. (to produce)
a. dar
The lemon tree bore lemons for many months.El limonero dio limones durante muchos meses.
8. (to give birth)
a. dar a luz
She bore him two beautiful children.Le dio dos hijos preciosos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to steer)
a. girar
You have to bear left at the traffic circle.Tiene que girar a la izquierda en la rotonda.
b. cargarse
Regionalism used in Mexico
You have to bear right as soon as you leave the highway.Tienen que cargarse a la derecha en cuanto salgan de la autopista.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. aterrador
I thought going in the haunted house would be terrifying, but it was really fun.Pensé que entrar a la casa embrujada sería aterrador, pero fue muy divertido.
The sound of the thunderbolts was terrifying.El ruido de los rayos fue aterrador.
b. espantoso
We now face the terrifying prospect of another four years of this government.Ahora tenemos que enfrentarnos a la perspectiva espantosa de cuatro años más de este gobierno.
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