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"Challenge" is a noun which is often translated as "el reto", and "engage" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "captar". Learn more about the difference between "challenge" and "engage" below.
challenge(
chahl
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ihnj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (difficult task)
a. el reto
(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).
It was quite a challenge to climb the mountain.Supuso un gran reto escalar la montaña.
b. el desafío
(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).
We are facing several challenges at this stage of the project.Nos enfrentamos con varios desafíos a estas alturas del proyecto.
2. (competition)
a. el reto
(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).
The swordsman took up his rival's challenge.El espadachín aceptó el reto de su rival.
3. (legal)
a. la recusación
(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).
The defense attorney lodged a challenge to the juror, stating that he was biased.El abogado defensor presentó una recusación al miembro del jurado, diciendo que era parcial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to issue a challenge)
a. desafiar
The contestant challenged the former champion.El participante desafió al anterior campeón.
b. retar
They challenged us to a race.Nos retaron a una carrera.
5. (to dispute)
a. poner en duda
The new evidence challenges the former theory.La nueva evidencia pone en duda la teoría anterior.
b. cuestionar
Teenagers love to challenge authority.A los adolescentes les encanta cuestionar la autoridad.
6. (to stimulate)
a. constituir un desafío para
Sara is looking for a new job that will challenge her more.Sara busca un trabajo nuevo que consituya un desafío mayor para ella.
b. suponer un reto para
Ben needs extra work to challenge him in class.Ben necesita tareas adicionales en clase que supongan un reto para él.
7. (legal)
a. recusar
The juror was challenged because he knew the victim.El miembro del jurado fue recusado porque conocía a la víctima.
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engage(
ihn
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geyj
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to captivate)
a. captar
The talk failed to engage our interest.La conferencia no captó nuestro interés.
b. atraer
We need something to engage the public's attention.Necesitamos algo que atraiga la atención del público.
2. (to hire)
a. contratar
The company wanted to engage him as a risk analyst.La empresa quería contratarlo como analista de riesgos.
3. (mechanics)
a. engranar
You have to engage the gears to be able to use the bike.Tienes que engranar los engranajes para poder usar la bici.
4. (to begin to fight with)
a. entablar combate con
Captain Turner's men will engage the enemy here while we move round the back.Los hombres del capitán Turner entablarán combate con el enemigo aquí mientras que nosotros pasemos por detrás.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to become involved; used with "in")
a. dedicarse
Many retired people engage in volunteer activities.Muchos jubilados se dedican a actividades voluntarias.
b. estar involucrado en
They have been accused of engaging in smuggling.Los han acusado de estar involucrados en contrabando.
6. (mechanics)
a. engranar
The cogs engage perfectly with the wheel.Los piñones engranan perfectamente con la rueda.
7. (to begin to fight)
a. entablar combate
The troops will engage at midnight.Las tropas entablarán combate a medianoche.
8. (to take part; used with "in")
a. entablar
We need to engage in dialogue with the unions.Hay que entablar diálogo con los sindicatos.
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