Quick answer
"Consume" is a form of "consumir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to consume". "Destino" is a noun which is often translated as "destiny". Learn more about the difference between "destino" and "consume" below.
destino(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (fortune)
a. destiny
Mi abuelo decía que el trabajo duro, no el destino, hace rica a la gente.My grandfather said that hard work, not destiny, makes people rich.
b. fate
Algunos dicen que fue planeado y otros que simplemente fue el destino.Some say it was planned, and others say it was simply fate.
2. (end of a journey)
a. destination
Pasajeros con destino final de Caracas, favor de abordar por la puerta 11.Passengers with Caracas as their final destination, please board at gate 11.
3. (position)
a. post
Le dieron un destino en contaduría.They gave her a post in accounting.
b. posting
Su primer destino en la fuerza naval fue una base en San Diego.His first posting in the navy was at a base in San Diego.
4. (purpose)
a. use
Debo encontrar un destino para este regalo que me dio mi suegra.I need to find some use for this gift my mother-in-law gave me.
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consumir(
kohn
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soo
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meer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to ingest)
a. to consume
Si quieres bajar de peso, tienes que ejercitarte y consumir menos calorías.If you want to lose weight, you need to work out and consume less calories.
b. to eat
Solo el 45% de la población consume verduras regularmente.Only 45% of the population eat vegetables on a regular basis.
c. to drink
Los nutricionistas recomiendan beber al menos dos litros de agua por día.Nutritionists recommend drinking at least two liters of water per day.
d. to use
Para asegurar la salud de tu bebé, no consumas drogas durante tu embarazo.To ensure the health of your baby, don't use drugs during your pregnancy.
2. (to expend)
a. to use
Mi coche es viejo pero consume poco combustible.My car is old but it doesn't use much fuel.
b. to consume
El acondicionador consume demasiada energía, por eso generalmente usamos el ventilador de techo.The air conditioner consumes a lot of electricity, so we usually use the ceiling fan.
c. to take up (time)
Escribir una tesis requiere de dedicación y consume muchísimo tiempo.Writing a thesis requires dedication and takes up a lot of time.
d. to do
Mi nuevo camión es muy eficiente. Consume 1 galón cada 70 millas.My new truck is really efficient. It does 70 miles per gallon.
3. (to extinguish)
a. to destroy
El piloto escapó antes de que las llamas consumieran el vehículo por completo.The pilot escaped before the flames destroyed the vehicle completely.
4. (to frazzle)
a. to waste away
La pobre anciana ya no puede caminar. La enfermedad la está consumiendo.The poor old lady can't walk anymore. Her illness is wasting her away.
5. (to exhaust)
a. to tax
¡Suficiente! Me consumiste la paciencia. Estás castigado por una semana.Enough! You've taxed my patience. You're grounded for a week.
b. to try
Diego te molestaba solo para consumirte la paciencia y hacerte enojar.Diego was annoying you just to try your patience and make you angry.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to drive crazy)
a. to consume
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Si bien lo consumía la ira, Luis no dijo nada.Although rage consumed him, Luis didn't say anything.
b. to eat up
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La culpa me consumía y finalmente confesé que yo había roto la computadora.The guilt was eating me up, and I ended up confessing that it was me who broke the computer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to buy)
a. to spend
Si el mercado no consume, los precios bajan.If consumers don't spend, prices go down.
8. (to ingest)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"No voy a consumir. Solo le estoy haciendo compañía a mi amigo", le dije a la mesera."I'm not having anything. I'm just keeping my friend company," I told the waitress.
El anciano se fue de la cafetería sin consumir.The old man left the café without drinking anything.
consumirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
9. (to wither)
a. to waste away
Los músculos del brazo se le consumieron por falta de actividad física, como resultado de la lesión.His arm muscles wasted away from lack of physical activity resulting from his injury.
10. (to burn away)
a. to burn down
La vela se consumió y nos quedamos en penumbras.The candle burned down and we were left in complete darkness.
11.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to go crazy)
a. to be consumed
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Pedro se consumió de pena después de que su mujer lo abandonó.Pedro was consumed by sorrow after his wife left him.
b. to be eaten up
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Julia no te felicitó por tu nuevo trabajo porque se consumía de envidia.Julia didn't congratulate you on your new job because she was eaten up with envy.
12. (to lose volume by evaporation)
a. to reduce
Coce la salsa a fuego lento y déjala consumirse por diez minutos.Cook the sauce on a low heat and let it reduce for ten minutes.
b. to boil away
Hay demasiada agua en la sopa. Deja que se consuma un poco.There's too much water in the soup. Let some of it boil away.
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