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"Combine" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "combinar", and "add" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "sumar". Learn more about the difference between "combine" and "add" below.
combine(
kam
-
bayn
,
kuhm
-
bayn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to join or mix together)
a. combinar
Our products combine quality with design.Nuestros productos combinan calidad y diseño.
b. mezclar
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix.Mezcle todos los ingredientes en un bol y remuévalos.
c. aunar
If we combine our forces, we will be more powerful.Si aunamos nuestras fuerzas, seremos más poderosos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to come together)
a. combinarse
Two hydrogen atoms combine to form a hydrogen molecule.Dos átomos de hidrógeno se combinan para formar una molécula de hidrógeno.
b. unirse
The four kings combined to fight against a common enemy.Los cuatro reyes se unieron para combatir a un enemigo común.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (economy or politics)
a. el grupo
(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 new combine now controls the majority of the car factories.El nuevo grupo controla ahora la mayoría de las fábricas de automóviles.
4. (agriculture)
a. la cosechadora
(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).
I have a licence to drive combines.Tengo licencia para manejar cosechadoras.
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add(
ahd
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (mathematics)
a. sumar
Can you add these two numbers?¿Puedes sumar estos dos números?
2. (to combine)
a. añadir
He added a codicil to his will.Añadió un codicilo a su testamento.
b. agregar
Fry the onion for five minutes, then add the spices.Fría la cebolla durante cinco minutos, luego agregue las especias.
3. (to say more)
a. añadir
He added that salaries will be reviewed soon.Añadió que los salarios se van a revisar pronto.
b. agregar
"Don't tell Alan," she added."No le digas a Alan", agregó.
4. (to confer)
a. dar
Her articles add a light-hearted touch to the magazine.Sus artículos le dan un toque de humor a la revista.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (mathematics)
a. sumar
Does he know how to add yet?¿Ya sabe sumar?
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