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"Depositarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to settle", and "alojarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to stay". Learn more about the difference between "depositarse" and "alojarse" below.
depositarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to lodge)
a. to settle
El café se depositó en el fondo de la taza.The coffee settled at the bottom of the mug.
b. to be deposited
El sedimento que tenía el agua se depositó en el fondo del vaso.The silt in the water was deposited at the bottom of the glass.
depositar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to position)
a. to deposit
Ella depositó sus joyas en la caja de seguridad.She deposited her jewels in the safe deposit box.
b. to place
Los familiares depositaron flores en la tumba del difunto.The family placed flowers on the tomb of the deceased.
c. to put
Por favor, deposita la basura en el contenedor.Please put your trash in the trash can.
3. (to drop)
a. to leave
Puedes depositar sus documentos en la coordinación académica.You can leave your documents at the academic coordination.
b. to deposit
Tienes que depositar tu equipaje en el mostrador del check in.You have to deposit your luggage at the check-in desk.
4. (to entrust)
a. to place
Si depositas tu confianza en tus talentos durante la entrevista, seguro que conseguirás el trabajo.If you place your trust in your talents during the interview, you'll be sure to get the job.
b. to put
Aunque las cosas no van bien ahora, hay que depositar nuestras esperanzas en el futuro.Although things might not be going well now, we have to put our hope in the future.
5. (finance)
a. to deposit
Fui a depositar el dinero al banco.I went to deposit the money at the bank.
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alojarse(
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hahr
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be lodged)
a. to stay
Hay muchos lugares lindos en donde alojarse en nuestra ciudad.There are many nice places to stay in our city.
b. to be housed
Se alojaron sobrevivientes del huracán Katrina por todo el estado.Survivors of Hurricane Katrina were housed all across the state.
2. (to be stuck)
a. to get lodged
Un hueso de pescado se alojó en la garganta de la anciana y la llevaron a la sala de emergencias.A fishbone got lodged in the elderly woman's throat and she was taken to the emergency room.
alojar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give housing to)
a. to accommodate
Podremos alojar 3,000 huéspedes en nuestro hotel.We'll be able to accommodate 3,000 guests in our hotel.
b. to house
Este refugio aloja refugiados de la guerra. This shelter houses refugees from the war.
c. to put up (in someone's house)
Te podemos alojar por unas noches mientras estás en la ciudad. We can put you up for a few nights while you're in town.
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