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"Desempeñar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to carry out", and "implementar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to implement". Learn more about the difference between "desempeñar" and "implementar" below.
desempeñar(
dehs
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ehm
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peh
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ngahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to execute)
a. to carry out
El becario ha desempeñado todas sus tareas de manera eficiente.The intern has carried out all his assignments efficiently.
b. to hold
Actualmente, desempeña un puesto muy importante en la empresa.Currently, she holds a very important position in the company.
2. (to retrieve valuables)
a. to redeem
Si usted no desempeña su premio, lo revenderemos.If you fail to redeem your prize, we will resell it.
3. (theater)
a. to play
Mi primo desempeña el papel de Romeo.My cousin plays the part of Romeo.
desempeñarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to perform functions)
a. to work as
Me desempeñé como mesera para pagar la universidad.I worked as a waitress to pay for university.
5. (finances)
a. to get out of debt
Él se desempeñó temprano porque pagó más y más cada mes.He got out of debt early because he paid a little more each month.
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implementar(
eem
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pleh
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mehn
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put into effect)
a. to implement
Existe mucha oposición a las medidas de austeridad que implementó el gobierno.There is a lot of opposition to the austerity measures the government has implemented.
2. (to set up)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to install
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Puedes ayudarme a implementar la antena de televisión en el tejado?Can you help me install the TV antenna on the roof?
b. to instal (United Kingdom)
El técnico implementará el aparato de aire acondicionado mañana.The technician will instal the air conditioning system tomorrow.
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