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"Burglary" is a noun which is often translated as "el robo", and "steal" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "robar". Learn more about the difference between "burglary" and "steal" below.
burglary(
buhr
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gluhr
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i
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of breaking and entering in order to commit theft)
a. el robo
(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).
He was caught and convicted of a string of burglaries in the area.Lo atraparon y condenaron por una serie de robos en la zona.
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steal(
stil
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to thieve)
a. robar
The robbers stole everything I had!¡Los ladrones robaron todo lo que tenía!
b. hurtar
The plan is to break in and steal the precious jewels.El plan es forzar la entrada y hurtar las joyas preciosas.
2. (sports)
a. robar (baseball)
I tried to steal third base, but couldn't.Intenté robar la tercer base, pero no pude.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (bargain)
a. la ganga
(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).
Three for one? What a steal!¿Tres por uno? ¡Qué ganga!
4. (sports)
a. el robo
(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).
(baseball)
That was an easy steal!¡Qué robo más fácil!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to thieve)
a. robar
Our mother taught us never to steal.Nuestra madre nos enseñó a nunca robar.
6. (to move quietly)
a. caminar sigilosamente
She stole across the room without anyone knowing.Ella caminó sigilosamente a través de la sala sin que supiera nadie.
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