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"Bring" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "traer", and "fetch" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "traer". Learn more about the difference between "bring" and "fetch" below.
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to go and get)
a. traer
Just let me fetch my coat, and then we'll leave.Sólo déjame traer mi abrigo, y ya nos vamos.
b. ir a buscar
Can you fetch Juanita from the kitchen please?¿Puedes ir a buscar a Juanita en la cocina por favor?
c. recoger
Janet went to fetch her mother from the airport.Janet fue a recoger a su mamá del aeropuerto.
d. ir a por
Regionalism used in Spain
My dad went to fetch some milk.Mi papá fue a por leche.
e. buscar
Spot, fetch! Good dog.¡Spot, busca! Buen perro.
2. (to be sold for)
a. venderse por
The house would fetch more if it was newly painted.La casa se vendería por más si estuviera recién pintada.
b. alcanzar un precio de
That painting should fetch more than $40,000.Esa pintura debería alcanzar un precio de más de $40,000.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to deliver)
a. dar (blow, kick)
Jim fetched Calum a blow when he insulted his sister.Jim le dio un golpe a Calum cuando insultó a su hermana.
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