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"Bring up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "educar", and "expand" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "expandir". Learn more about the difference between "bring up" and "expand" below.
bring up(
brihng
 
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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 rear)
a. educar
That boy has no manners. He must not have been brought up very well.Ese chico no tiene buenos modales. No han de haberlo educado muy bien.
b. criar
My parents brought me up in a home with a big backyard.Mis padres me criaron en una casa con un patio trasero grande.
2. (to mention)
a. sacar a relucir
I know this is a sensitive topic, but we need to bring it up in order to deal with it.Sé que esto es un tema delicado, pero tenemos que sacarlo a relucir para resolverlo.
b. sacar a colación
I don't know why he insists on bringing up politics when he knows it will cause disagreement.No sé porque insiste en sacar la política a colación cuando sabe que causará conflicto.
c. sacar el tema
Don't bring up the dance. She's mad because her boyfriend stood her up.No saques el tema del baile. Está enojada porque su novio la dejó plantada.
3. (to position oneself)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
One of our guides led the group, while the other brought up the rear.Uno de nuestros guías mostraba el camino al grupo mientras que el otro cerraba la marcha.
Our squad brought up the rear, always watching out for the enemy from behind.Nuestro pelotón iba a la retaguardia, siempre alertas por si el enemigo llegara por detrás.
4. (to vomit)
a. vomitar
I must have eaten something bad because I brought it up an hour later.Debo de haber comido algo en mal estado porque lo vomité una hora después.
b. devolver
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I brought up my breakfast on the conference table in the middle of the meeting.Devolví el desayuno en la mesa de conferencia en plena reunión.
5. (to cause to rise)
a. hacer subir (price, temperature)
The approaching warm front will bring up temperatures for a few days.El frente cálido que se acerca hará subir las temperaturas durante unos días.
6. (to force to appear)
a. hacer comparecer a alguien
His ex-wife brought him up before a judge to obtain custody of the children.Su exesposa lo hizo comparecer ante un juez para obtener la custodia de los niños.
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expand(
ehk
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spahnd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to increase)
a. expandir
Craig added an SD card to his phone to expand the storage space.Craig puso una tarjeta SD a su teléfono para expandir el espacio de almacenamiento.
b. ampliar
The company is expanding its production of footwear.La empresa está ampliando su producción de calzado.
c. aumentar
Jose's connections helped him to expand his influence.Las conexiones de José lo ayudaron a aumentar su influencia.
d. ensanchar
Arthur's trip to South America expanded his knowledge of other cultures.El viaje de Arthur a Sudamérica ensanchó su conocimiento de otras culturas.
2. (to enlarge)
a. expandir
He took a deep breath and expanded his chest.Respiró profundamente y expandió su pecho.
b. dilatar (metal)
Heat expands metal.El calor dilata el metal.
3. (to express at length)
a. ampliar
The teacher asked Rosita to expand her report by including more data.El maestro le pidió a Rosita que ampliara su informe incluyendo más datos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to increase in volume)
a. expandirse
The balloon expanded as the child blew it up.El globo se expandió mientras el niño lo inflaba.
b. dilatarse
The glass expanded so rapidly that it broke.El vidrio se dilató tan rápido que se quebró.
5. (to increase in scope)
a. expandirse
The company plans to expand into three new countries next year.La empresa planea expandirse a tres países nuevos el año que viene.
b. extenderse
The garden in our new home extends further than our old garden.El jardín de nuestra casa nueva se extiende más que el jardín antiguo.
6. (to increase in size)
a. estirarse
A rubber band expands when you pull on it.Una goma se estira cuando la jalas.
7. (to give further information)
a. abundar
The story was interesting, but I thought they should have expanded on why the war was happening.La historia fue interesante, pero pienso que deberían haber abundado sobre por qué estaba sucediendo la guerra.
b. explayarse
The professor expanded on the importance of the discovery of the Higgs boson particle.El profesor se explayó sobre la importancia del descubrimiento del bosón de Higgs.
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