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"Descubiertos" is a form of "descubrir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to discover". "Descubierto" is an adjective which is often translated as "bare". Learn more about the difference between "descubiertos" and "descubierto" below.
descubrir(
dehs
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koo
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breer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to unearth)
a. to discover
Descubrieron una cueva en la montaña durante la excursión.They discovered a cave in the mountain during their trip.
b. to find
Isaac descubrió un tesoro enterrado en el jardín de su abuelo.Isaac found a buried treasure in his grandfather's garden.
2. (to uncover)
a. to find out
He descubierto que van a despedir a la secretaria.I've found out that the secretary is going to be fired.
b. to discover
Hugo descubrió que su esposa tuvo un amorío con su socio.Hugo discovered that his wife had an affair with his partner.
3. (to make known)
a. to reveal
Eduardo descubrió la identidad del espía.Eduardo revealed the spy's identity.
b. to uncover
La policía descubrió el complot de atracar el banco justo a tiempo.The police uncovered the plot to rob the bank just in time.
4. (to expose)
a. to uncover
En su cultura no puede descubrir la cara si está en la presencia de hombres que no sean familiares.In her culture, she can't uncover her face if she's in the presence of men who are not relatives.
b. to take the lid off
Descubre la olla antes de que hierva.Take the lid off the pot before it boils.
c. to unveil
Descubrieron una estatua en la ceremonia inaugural.They unveiled a statue at the opening ceremony.
5. (to disclose)
a. to give away
¡No nos descubran! Estamos preparando una fiesta de sorpresa para Imelda.Don't give us away! We're organizingg a surprise party for Imelda.
6. (to make visible)
a. to reveal
La luz de la luna descubrió el contorno de la montaña en la distancia.The moonlight revealed the outline of the mountain in the distance.
descubrirse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
7. (to remove one's hat)
a. to take one's hat off
Me descubro ante usted.I take my hat off to you.
8. (to make visible)
a. to uncover
La novia se descubrió el rostro para besarle al novio. The bride uncovered her face to kiss the groom.
b. to bare
Esteban se descubrió la espalda para enseñar su tatuaje.Estaban bared his back to show his tatoo.
9. (to reveal the truth)
a. to give oneself away
Mi hermano intentó asustarme, pero se descubrió al reírse. My brother tried to scare me, but he gave himself away by laughing.
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descubierto(
dehs
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koo
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byehr
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toh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not covered)
a. bare (chest or head)
Se había quitado la camisa y llevaba el pecho descubierto.He had taken off his shirt and his chest was bare.
b. uncovered (container)
No dejes la cacerola descubierta.Don't leave the pan uncovered.
2. (out of doors)
a. open-air
La casa tiene una pista de tenis cubierta y otra descubierta.The house has a covered tennis court and an open-air one.
b. outdoor
Las clases de natación son en una piscina descubierta.The swimming classes are in an outdoor pool.
3. (transport)
a. open-top
Recorrimos la ciudad en un autobús descubierto.We went round the city in an open-top bus.
4. (weather)
a. clear
Hoy el cielo está completamente descubierto.The sky is completely clear today.
5. (revealed)
a. exposed
El secreto descubierto impactó a todos.The exposed secret had an impact on everyone.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
6. (finance)
a. overdraft
Tiene un descubierto de €200 en su cuenta.You have an overdraft of €200 in your account.
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