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"Burgle" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "robar", and "steal" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "robar". Learn more about the difference between "burgle" and "steal" below.
burgle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to enter and steal) (United Kingdom)
a. robar
The woman who burgled the bank crashed her car while trying to get away.La mujer que robó el banco estrelló su coche tratando de escapar.
b. desvalijar
The police caught the man loitering with intentions to burgle a home.La policía capturó al hombre merodeando con intenciones de desvalijar una casa.
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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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