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"Became" is a form of "become", a copular verb which is often translated as "convertirse en". "Converted" is a form of "convert", a transitive verb which is often translated as "convertir". Learn more about the difference between "became" and "converted" below.
become(
bi
-
kuhm
)
A copular verb links the subject of a clause to the predicate (e.g. My brother is tall).
1. (to come to be)
a. convertirse en
He became the most influential director on the board.Se convirtió en el director más influyente de la junta.
b. volverse
He became distant and didn't contact her for nearly a week.Se volvió distante y no la contactó durante casi una semana.
c. hacerse
After many years of study, he finally became a lawyer.Después de muchos años de estudio, finalmente se hizo abogado.
d. llegar a ser
There's a chance he could become the country's next prime minister.Es posible que llegue a ser el próximo primer ministro del país.
2. (to enter into a physical or emotional state)
a. ponerse
She became sad upon hearing the tragic news.Se puso triste al escuchar las trágicas noticias.
3. (to transform into)
a. convertirse en
That little striped caterpillar will become a magnificent monarch butterfly.Esa oruga rayada se convertirá en una maravillosa mariposa monarca.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to suit)
a. favorecer
That tone of blue really becomes you.Ese tono de azul te favorece mucho.
b. quedar bien
That haircut doesn't become her.Ese corte de pelo no le queda bien.
c. sentar bien
Living at the beach becomes you.Te sienta bien vivir en la playa.
5. (to be appropriate of)
a. ser propio de
That way of speaking does not become a teacher.Esa manera de hablar no es propio de un maestro.
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convert(
kuhn
-
vuhrt
,
kan
-
vuhrt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to change)
a. convertir
The children converted the cardboard box into a fort.Los niños convirtieron la caja de cartón en una fortaleza.
b. transformar
Technology has converted long distance communication into a simple task.La tecnología ha transformado la comunicación a larga distancia en una tarea simple.
2. (religion)
a. convertir
Their mission was to convert the local people to Christianity.Su misión era de convertir a los indígenas al cristianismo.
3. (to calculate the equivalent of)
a. convertir
I want to convert 62 kilos to pounds.Quiero convertir 62 kilos en libras.
4. (sports)
a. transformar
I converted all three tries.Transformé los tres ensayos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to transform)
a. transformarse
The seat converts into a bed.El asiento se transforma en una cama.
6. (to change religion or ideology)
a. convertirse
To please his new in-laws, he converted to Judaism.Para complacer a su nueva familia política, se convirtió al judaísmo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (person who changes religion or ideology)
a. el converso
(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 conversa
(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).
She is a new convert so she doesn't know all of the traditions yet.Es una nueva conversa así que todavía no conoce todas las tradiciones.
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