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"Convert" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "convertir", and "converter" is a noun which is often translated as "el convertidor". Learn more about the difference between "convert" and "converter" below.
convert
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to change)
a. convertir
The children converted the cardboard box into a fort.Los niños convirtieron la caja de cartón en una fortaleza.
b. transformar
Technology has converted long distance communication into a simple task.La tecnología ha transformado la comunicación a larga distancia en una tarea simple.
2. (religion)
a. convertir
Their mission was to convert the local people to Christianity.Su misión era de convertir a los indígenas al cristianismo.
3. (to calculate the equivalent of)
a. convertir
I want to convert 62 kilos to pounds.Quiero convertir 62 kilos en libras.
4. (sports)
a. transformar
I converted all three tries.Transformé los tres ensayos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to transform)
a. transformarse
The seat converts into a bed.El asiento se transforma en una cama.
6. (to change religion or ideology)
a. convertirse
To please his new in-laws, he converted to Judaism.Para complacer a su nueva familia política, se convirtió al judaísmo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (person who changes religion or ideology)
a. el converso
(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).
, la conversa
(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).
She is a new convert so she doesn't know all of the traditions yet.Es una nueva conversa así que todavía no conoce todas las tradiciones.
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converter(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el convertidor
(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).
Adam built a direct current converter in his electrical engineering class.Adam construyó un convertidor de corriente continua en su clase de ingeniería eléctrica.
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