Quick answer
"Decorar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to decorate", and "comprar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to buy". Learn more about the difference between "decorar" and "comprar" below.
decorar(
deh
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koh
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rahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to adorn)
a. to decorate
Me gustaría decorar la sala de estar con más pinturas.I would like to decorate the living room with more paintings.
Vamos a decorar el altar con flores, fotos y la comida preferida del difunto.We're going to decorate the altar with flowers, pictures, and the deceased's favorite food.
b. to dress (a store window)
Siempre decoran el escaparate de los grandes almacenes para la Navidad.They always dress the store window of the department store for Christmas.
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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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