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"Bring in" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "traer", and "bring" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "traer". Learn more about the difference between "bring in" and "bring" below.
bring in(
brihng
 
ihn
)
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 earn)
a. traer
Jackie's bringing in the dough now that she works for the Big Corporation.Jackie está trayendo la plata ahora que trabaja para la Corporación Grande.
b. reportar
The apartment building in San Carlos is bringing in a nice monthly income for me.El edificio de apartamentos en San Carlos me está reportando una buena renta mensual.
2. (to involve)
a. hacer intervenir
The local police brought in the FBI when they suspected that the case might be interstate.La policía local hizo intervenir al FBI cuando sospechó que el caso podía ser interestatal.
b. contratar (personnel)
The store brings in extra personnel at Christmas time.La tienda contrata más personal en la temporada navideña.
3. (to detain)
a. detener
The FBI brought a suspect in for questioning.La FBI detuvo a un sospechoso para interrogarlo.
b. llevar a la comisaría (police)
I'm sorry ma'am, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to bring you in.Disculpa señora, pero me temo que la voy a tener que llevar a la comisaría.
4. (to take into)
a. hacer pasar (person)
Bring Mr. Edwards into the conference room please.Haz pasar al Sr. Edwards a la sala de conferencias por favor.
b. meter (object)
We're going to have to bring another chair in.Hay que meter otra silla.
c. traer
Mr. Rivera went to bring in some snacks for us.El Sr. Rivera fue a traernos el refrigerio.
5. (to give a decision)
a. pronunciar
The jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.El jurado pronució un veredicto de no culpable.
6. (to attract)
a. atraer
The new TV ad brought in 20% more customers.El nuevo anuncio de televisión atrajo un 20% más de clientes.
7. (to mention or include)
a. presentar
The lawyer brought in over 100 pieces of evidence.El abogado presentó más de 100 pruebas.
8. (to introduce) (United Kingdom)
a. introducir
The ministers brought in legislation meant to curtail the drugs problem.Los ministros introdujeron legislación destinada a poner coto al problema de las drogas.
b. presentar
The party brought in a bill to remove abortion from the crimes act.El partido presentó un proyecto de ley para elimiar el aborto de la ley de delitos.
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bring(
brihng
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take along)
a. traer
They forgot to bring the bread.Se les olvidó traer el pan.
b. llevar
Are you going to bring sunblock to the beach?¿Vas a llevar bloqueador a la playa?
2. (to cause)
a. traer
This is what brings misfortune to the family.Esto es lo que trae desgracias a la familia.
b. causar
The heavy rain brought flooding to many areas.Las lluvias fuertes causaron inundaciones en muchas zonas.
3. (to motivate)
a. poder
I couldn't bring myself to look.No podía ni mirar.
b. no ser capaz de
She was so tired she couldn't bring herself to get out of bed.Estaba tan cansada que no era capaz de levantarse de la cama.
4. (to yield)
a. dar
Good decisions can bring good results quickly.Tomar buenas decisiones puede dar buenos resultados rápidamente.
5. (legal)
a. formular
They decided not to bring charges against him because of his age.Decidieron no formularle cargos por su edad.
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