Quick answer
"Contemplate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "contemplar", and "behold" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "contemplar". Learn more about the difference between "contemplate" and "behold" below.
contemplate(
kan
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tihm
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pleyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to look at carefully)
a. contemplar
This summer I had the opportunity to contemplate the vastness of the Grand Canyon.Este verano tuve la oportunidad de contemplar la inmensidad del Gran Cañón.
2. (to consider the possibility of)
a. contemplar
I am contemplating moving to a new town to look for a job.Estoy contemplando mudarme a otra ciudad para buscar trabajo.
b. considerar
This decision is difficult, and I need some time to contemplate my options.Esta decisión es difícil, y necesito tiempo para considerar mis opciones.
c. pensar en
I am contemplating getting married, but I am afraid of commitment.Estoy pensando en casarme, pero tengo miedo al compromiso.
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behold(
bih
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hold
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to observe)
a. contemplar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The poor knight was stricken with amorous passion from the moment he beheld the damsel.El pobre caballero se llenó de pasión amorosa desde el primer momento que contempló a la doncella.
b. mirar
Phyllis was simply stunned the first time that she beheld the Alps in person.Phyllis se quedó asombrada la primera vez que miró los Alpes en persona.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(as a command)
a. he aquí
Behold, ladies and gentlemen, the awesome spectacle of... the Boneless Wonder!He aquí, señoras y señores, el impresionante espectáculo de... ¡La Maravilla Deshuesada!
b. mirad
The prophet cried out, "Behold! The sun turns red!"El profeta exclamó: "¡Mirad! ¡El sol se vuelve rojo!"
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