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"Build" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "construir", and "own" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ser dueño de". Learn more about the difference between "build" and "own" below.
build(
bihld
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make)
a. construir
He built his first invention when he was eight.Construyó su primer invento cuando tenía ocho años.
b. fabricar
I would like to build my own furniture.Me gustaría fabricar mis propios muebles.
c. edificar
My grandparents built a house in a valley in Montana.Mis abuelos edificaron una casa en un valle en Montana.
2. (to establish)
a. levantar (company)
My grandfather built his company from scratch.Mi abuelo levantó su empresa desde cero.
b. establecer (relationship)
My parents built their relationship on mutual respect and honesty.Mis padres establecieron su relación a base de respeto y honestidad mutua.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to put up buildings)
a. edificar
We should avoid building in environmentally sensitive areas.Hay que evitar edificar en zonas ambientalmente sensibles.
4. (to increase)
a. aumentar
If the pressure keeps building, the pipe will explode.Si la presión sigue aumentando, la tubería explotará.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (physique)
a. la constitución
(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).
My brother is an attractive man of thin build.Mi hermano es un hombre atractivo de constitución delgada.
b. el físico
(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).
Weightlifters have very imposing builds.Los levantadores de pesas tienen físicos imponentes.
c. la complexión
(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).
People always tell me that I have the build of a runner.La gente siempre me dice que tengo la complexión de un corredor.
6. (computing)
a. la versión
(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).
We deployed the latest build of the program this morning.Implementamos la última versión del programa esta mañana.
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own(
on
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to possess)
a. ser dueño de
He owns six apartments in this building and several more elsewhere.Es dueño de seis apartamentos en este edificio y varios más en otros lugares.
b. poseer
Who owns the key to your heart?¿Quién posee la llave de tu corazón?
c. tener
Our family owns four bicycles but only one works.En casa tenemos cuatro bicicletas, pero solo una funciona.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to admit)
a. reconocer
The witness owned that she had lied to the court.La testigo reconoció que había mentido al tribunal.
b. admitir
The journalist owned that he'd plagiarized his colleague's article.El periodista admitió haber plagiado el artículo de su colega.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to admit; used with "to")
a. reconocer
In the end the patient owned to being a hypocondriac.Al final el paciente reconoció ser un hipocondríaco.
b. admitir
He owned to his guilt only because he was tortured.Admitió su culpa solo porque le torturaron.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (belonging to)
a. propio
I would rather have my own car.Preferiría tener mi propio coche.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (possessive)
a. suyo
Do you know if the dog is her own?¿Sabes si el perro es suyo?
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