Quick answer
"Collect" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "juntar", and "select" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "seleccionar". Learn more about the difference between "collect" and "select" below.
collect(
kuh
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lehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to gather together)
a. juntar
I need more time to collect signatures.Necesito más tiempo para juntar firmas.
The library is collecting used books for the book sale.La biblioteca está juntando libros usados para la venta de libros.
b. recaudar
The kids are collecting money for a good cause.Los niños recaudan dinero para una buena causa.
c. recopilar
We have collected the required data for the project.Hemos recopilado los datos necesarios para el proyecto.
2. (to gather as hobby)
a. coleccionar
I collect dolls from every country.Colecciono muñecas de todos los países.
3. (to fetch)
a. recoger
Who's going to collect the kids from school?¿Quién va a recoger los niños de la escuela?
4. (to obtain)
a. cobrar (debts, rent)
The company has hired an agency to collect its debts.La empresa ha contratado los servicios de una agencia para cobrar sus deudas.
b. recaudar (taxes)
The government is responsible for collecting taxes.Es responsabilidad del gobierno recaudar impuestos.
5. (to accumulate)
a. acumular (dust)
He has dozens of trophies collecting dust.Tiene un montón de trofeos acumulando polvo.
6. (to put in order)
a. poner en orden
We needed time to collect our thoughts after such shocking news.Tras una noticia tan espeluznante, nececitábamos tiempo para poner en orden nuestras ideas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to gather)
a. reunirse
People began collecting in the square.La gente empezaba a reunirse en la plaza.
b. congregarse
A crowd soon collected around him.Pronto se congregó una muchedumbre a su alrededor.
8. (to accumulate)
a. acumularse (dust, water)
We need to prevent water collecting on the flat roof.Hay que impedir que se acumule agua sobre el techo plano.
9. (to gather money)
a. recaudar dinero
We are collecting for charity.Estamos recaudando dinero para obras benéficas.
b. hacer una colecta
I'm collecting to buy a leaving present for Andy.Estoy haciendo una colecta para comprar un regalo de despedida para Andy.
10. (to regain one's composure)
a. recobrar la compostura
Once she had collected herself, I made her tell me what had happened.Una vez que había recobrado la compostura, le hice contarme lo que había pasado.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
11. (telecommunications)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. a cobro revertido
The operator asked me if I would accept a collect call.El operador me preguntó si aceptaba una llamada a cobro revertido.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
12. (telecommunications)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. a cobro revertido
I had to call my mom collect because I ran out of money.Tuve que llamar a mi mamá a cobro revertido porque me quedé sin dinero.
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select(
suh
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lehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to choose)
a. seleccionar
She was selected for the post from among dozens of candidates.Fue seleccionada para el puesto de entre docenas de candidatos.
b. elegir
Our sommelier will select your wine for you.Nuestro sumiller elegirá su vino.
c. escoger
You may select any of the remaining three prizes.Puede escoger cualquiera de los tres premios restantes.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (carefully chosen)
a. selecto
We use our most select grapes for this vintage.Utilizamos nuestras uvas más selectas para este reserva.
b. de primera calidad
The store offers a wide range of the most select cheeses.La tienda ofrece una amplia selección de quesos de primerísima calidad.
3. (only available to an elite)
a. selecto
It is a very select club. Businessmen and politicians are among its members.Se trata de un club muy selecto. Entre sus miembros se cuentan hombres de negocios y políticos.
b. de élite
She attended a select boarding school, where she received the finest education.Asistió a un internado de élite, donde recibió la mejor educación.
c. exclusivo
They live in one of Paris's most select neighborhoods.Viven en uno de los barrios más exclusivos de París.
4. (part of an elite)
a. elegido
They were among the select few allowed into that secret society.Ellos estaban entre los pocos elegidos que formaban parte de esa sociedad secreta.
b. privilegiado
Only a select few can afford that watch.Solo una minoría privilegiada se puede permitir ese reloj.
c. selecto
We played for a select audience of VIPs and dignitaries.Tocamos ante un selecto público de personas VIP y dignatarios.
d. distinguido
That restaurant had always a very select clientele.Ese restaurante tuvo siempre una clientela muy distinguida.
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