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"Desesperadamente" is an adverb which is often translated as "desperately", and "acomodar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to seat". Learn more about the difference between "desesperadamente" and "acomodar" below.
desesperadamente(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. desperately
La familia aguardaba desesperadamente que llegaran noticias de los niños desaparecidos.The family was desperately waiting for news about the missing children.
b. despairingly
Cuando el ascensor se paró, María me miró desesperadamente porque es claustrofóbica.When the elevator stopped, Maria looked at me despairingly because she is claustrophobic.
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acomodar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to accomodate in a seat)
a. to seat
El acomodador acomodó al público en su asiento antes del concierto.The usher seated the audience before the concert.
2. (to place)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to put
¿Puedes acomodar estos vegetales en el cajón del refrigerador?Can you put these vegetables in the refrigerator drawer?
3. (to conform)
a. to adapt
Tuvieron que acomodar los precios a su posible mercado.They had to adapt the prices to their possible market.
b. to adjust
Parece que tendremos que acomodar nuestros gastos a los nuevos términos del presupuesto.It seems like we will have to adjust our spending to the new terms of the budget.
4. (to lodge)
a. to put up
Acomodamos a mi prima en la casa cuando vino de visita.We put up my cousin in our house when she came to visit.
5. (to fix up with a job)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get a job for
Mi papá acomodó a mi primo Luis en la compañía de muebles.My dad got my cousin Luis a job at the furniture company.
acomodarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to realign)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to adjust
Me acomodé el traje y la corbata antes de entrar en la entrevista.I adjusted my suit and tie before I entered the interview.
b. to straighten
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
El doctor se acomodó los lentes antes de operar.The doctor straightened his glasses before operating.
7. (to settle)
a. to make oneself comfortable
En cuanto llegué a casa, me acomodé en el sillón.As soon as I got home, I made myself comfortable on the couch.
b. to settle down
La gata se acomodó en el lugar preferido de mi papá.The cat settled down in my dad's favorite chair.
8. (to acclimate)
a. to adapt
Los ciudadanos no estaban satisfechos con los cambios a la ley y tenián que acomodarse a una nueva forma de vida.The citizens weren't happy with the changes to the law and had to adapt to a new way of life.
b. to adjust
A mi hermana le llevó un tiempo para acomodarse a no ir al trabajo mientras que estaba con licencia de maternidad.It took my sister a while to adjust to not going to work while she was on maternity leave.
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