Quick answer
"Decidir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to decide", and "leer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to read". Learn more about the difference between "decidir" and "leer" 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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leer(
leh
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ehr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to look through)
a. to read
Deberías leer las obras completas de Shakespeare.You should read the complete works of Shakespeare.
2. (to guess the thoughts of)
a. to read
A ese jugador de póker es imposible leerle la cara.It's impossible to read that poker player's face.
3. (computing)
a. to read
Se produjo un error al leer el documento.An error occurred while reading the document.
4. (education)
a. to defend
Leyó su tesis doctoral frente a un panel de profesores.She defended her doctoral thesis in front of a panel of professors.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to look through text)
a. to read
Leo antes de acostarme para relajarme.I read before going to bed to relax.
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