Quick answer
Both "discriminan" and "discriminen" are forms of "discriminar", which is often translated as "to distinguish". Learn more about "discriminar" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to discern; often used with "entre")
a. to distinguish
No puede discriminar entre el bien y el mal.He cannot distinguish between good and evil.
b. to differentiate
¿Este es otro pescado? No puedo discriminar el sabor de aquel que comimos ayer.This is a different kind of fish? I cannot differentiate the flavor from the one we ate yesterday.
2. (to have prejudice against)
a. to discriminate against
No me dieron el ascenso porque el jefe me discrimina por ser asiático.I didn't get the promotion because the boss discriminates against me for being Asian.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to be prejudiced; often used with "entre")
a. to discriminate
La justicia no debería discriminar entre los ricos y los pobres.Justice should not discriminate between poor and rich people.
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