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"Bring back" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "devolver", and "give back" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "devolver". Learn more about the difference between "bring back" and "give back" below.
bring back(
brihng
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to take to a previous place)
a. devolver
Tito brought the cell phone back to the store because it didn't work.Tito devolvió el celular a la tienda porque no funcionaba.
b. traer de vuelta
Don't worry, sir. I'll bring your daughter back by eleven o'clock.No se preocupe, señor. Le traeré su hija de vuelta antes de las once.
c. traer
George brought some chocolate back from his trip to Switzerland.George trajo chocolate de su viaje a Suiza.
2. (to evoke)
a. recordar
Eating Spanish ham brings me back to my semester in Madrid.Comer jamón ibérico me recuerda mi semestre en Madrid.
b. traer
Julieta couldn't listen to the song because it brought back so many painful memories.Julieta no podía escuchar la canción porque le traía muchos recuerdos dolorosos.
3. (to reestablish)
a. reintroducir
The day I found out they were bringing back Crispy M&M's® was the happiest day of my life.El día que yo me enteré que iban a reintroducir los M&M's® Crispy fue el mejor día de mi vida.
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give back(
gihv
 
bahk
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to return)
a. devolver
When you're done with that book, give it back.Cuando termines con ese libro, devuélvelo.
2. (to repay)
a. dar en compensación
After he became a millionaire, Andy decided he wanted to give something back to his home town.Después de convertirse en millonario, Andy decidió que quería dar algo en compensación a su ciudad natal.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to repay)
a. dar algo a cambio
This community has always supported me; now it's my turn to give back.Esta comunidad siempre me ha apoyado; ahora me toca a mí dar algo a cambio.
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