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"Decidir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to decide", and "comprar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to buy". Learn more about the difference between "decidir" and "comprar" below.
decidir(
deh
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see
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deer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make a decision about)
a. to decide
Su hija aún no ha decidido qué quiere estudiar.Their daughter has not yet decided what she wants to study.
2. (to make a choice about)
a. to decide
Decidamos qué vamos a cenar.Let's decide what to have for dinner.
decidirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to settle)
a. to make up one's mind
Todo lo que tienes que hacer es decidirte y pasar a la acción.All you have to do is make up your mind and take action.
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comprar(
kohm
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prahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to acquire)
a. to buy
Cómprale algo bonito para su cumpleaños.Buy her something nice for her birthday.
b. to purchase
¿Le gustaría comprar ese artículo?Would you like to purchase that item?
2. (to bribe)
a. to buy off
Los políticos malvados intentaron comprar mi silencio.The evil politicians tried to buy me off.
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