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"Contains" is a form of "contain", a transitive verb which is often translated as "contener". "Includes" is a form of "include", a transitive verb which is often translated as "incluir". Learn more about the difference between "contains" and "includes" below.
contain(
kuhn
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teyn
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have within)
a. contener
The drawer contained nothing but a small notebook.El cajón contenía solo un pequeño cuaderno.
2. (to prevent from spreading)
a. contener
The firefighters were able to contain the fire.Los bomberos pudieron contener el fuego.
3. (to restrain)
a. contener
She could hardly contain her excitement.Apenas pudo contener su emoción.
4. (to control oneself)
a. contenerse
I couldn't contain myself any longer. I had to eat that chocolate.Ya no pude contenerme. Tenía que comer ese chocolate.
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include(
ihn
-
klud
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to contain as a part)
a. incluir
The price of the trip includes meals.El precio del viaje incluye las comidas.
2. (to attach)
a. adjuntar
I included a copy of my résumé for their reference.Adjunté una copia de mi currículo para su referencia.
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