Quick answer
"Chase" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "perseguir", and "chasing" is a noun which is often translated as "la persecución". Learn more about the difference between "chase" and "chasing" below.
chase(
cheys
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pursue)
a. perseguir
Members of the press chased the actor through the streets.Los miembros de la prensa persiguieron al actor por las calles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to pursue; often used with "after")
a. dar vueltas buscando
I don't want to have to chase after her all day, but I really need those books for the exam.No quiero estar dando vueltas buscándola todo el día, pero necesito esos libros para el examen.
b. correr tras
The police chased after the thief, but they never found him.La policía corrió tras el ladrón, pero nunca lo encontraron.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (pursuit)
a. la persecución
(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 watched the police chase on live television.Vimos la persecución de la policía en vivo en la televisión.
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chasing(
chey
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sihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (pursuit)
a. la persecución
(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).
Some people regard the chasing of a fox around the countryside a cruel sport.Algunos consideran que la persecución de un zorro por el campo es un deporte cruel.
2. (decoration)
a. el cincelado
(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).
Inside the box was a silver locket with beautifully detailed chasing.Dentro de la caja había un relicario de plata con un cincelado exquisitamente detallado.
3. (follow-up)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I sent an email asking for volunteers, but no one has gotten back to me. Can you do some chasing for me?Mandé un correo pidiendo voluntarios, pero nadie respondió. ¿Puedes averiguar qué pasa?
There are several clients who haven't paid their invoices. I'll have to do some chasing.Hay varios clientes que no pagaron sus facturas. Voy a tener que enviarles un recordatorio.
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