Quick answer
"Detectar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "detect", and "acabar de" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "just". Learn more about the difference between "detectar" and "acabar de" below.
detectar(
deh
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tehk
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. detect
El inspector detectó una fuga de gas en la casa durante la investigación.The inspector detected a gas leak in the house during the investigation.
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acabar de(
ah
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kah
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bahr
 
deh
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (used to express immediate action)
a. just (adverb)
Me acabo de dar cuenta de que se me quedaron las llaves en casa.I just realized I left my keys at home.
2. (to complete)
a. to finish
Cuando acabes de comer, lava los platos.When you finish eating, do the dishes.
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