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"Destaca" is a form of "destacar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to emphasize". "Aunque" is a conjunction which is often translated as "even though". Learn more about the difference between "destaca" and "aunque" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to direct attention to)
a. to emphasize
Hay que destacar la importancia de asistir a clase para aprobar la materia.We've got to emphasize the importance of attending class to pass the subject.
b. to emphasise (United Kingdom)
El presidente destacó su compromiso con el cambio.The president emphasised his commitment to change.
c. to stress
El artículo destaca las diferencias entre un abordaje teórico y uno práctico.The article stresses the differences between a theoretical and a practical approach.
d. to highlight
Quisiera destacar el efecto de las medidas que se piensan tomar en los próximos días.I'd like to highlight the effects of the policies that they're planning to adopt in the next few days.
2. (to send)
a. to detail
Las tropas fueron destacadas para defender la frontera.The troops were detailed to defend the border.
b. to station
Rudi estuvo destacado en la Antártida durante un año.Rudi was stationed in the Antarctic for a year.
c. to post
Tuvieron que destacar más guardias en los puestos fronterizos.They had to post more guards at border points.
d. to assign
Smith fue destacado a Alemania en 1944.Smith was assigned to Germany in 1944.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be conspicuous)
a. to stand out
Esa joven destaca por su belleza.That young woman stands out because of her beauty.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be conspicuous)
a. to stand out
Laura se destaca por sus habilidades artísticas.Laura stands out because of her artistic abilities.
b. to be outlined
En el cuadro, la punta del campanario se destaca contra la puesta del sol.In the picture, the tip of the bell tower is outlined against the sunset.
c. to be silhouetted
La luna roja se destacaba contra el cielo oscuro.The red moon was silhouetted against the dark sky.
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (in spite of)
a. even though
Aunque está lloviendo, el paisaje está precioso.Even though it's raining, the scenery is beautiful.
b. although
Aunque no quedaba mucho tiempo, terminaron la carrera.Although there wasn't much time left, they finished the race.
2. (but)
a. even if
Me encantan los partidos de baloncesto aunque no sepa lo que está pasando.I love basketball games even if I don't know what's going on.
b. although
La pizza está rica aunque no es la mejor que he probado.It's a tasty pizza although it's not the best I've tried.
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