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"Disponer de" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to have", and "contar con" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to count on". Learn more about the difference between "disponer de" and "contar con" below.
disponer de
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. (to have at one's disposal)
a. to have
El apartamento dispone de calefacción central y aire acondicionado.The apartment has central heating and air-conditioning.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Todos los miembros del club disponen de la sala VIP si quieren relajarse o tener reuniones informales.The VIP lounge is available to all members of the club who want to relax or have informal meetings.
Utilizaremos todos los recursos de que podamos disponer.We will use all the resources at our disposal.
2. (to use)
a. to make use of
Dispón del dinero como te plazca; al fin y al cabo, es tuyo.Make use of the money as you please; after all, it's yours.
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contar con(
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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. (to depend on)
a. to count on
Siempre puedo contar con mis mejores amigos cuando necesito ayuda.I can always count on my best friends when I need help.
b. to rely on
MacGyver siempre puede contar con su ingenio para resolver cualquier problema.MacGyver can always rely on his resourcefulness to solve any problem.
2. (to foresee)
a. to anticipate
Salimos tarde sin contar con que hubiera un accidente por la calle.We left late without anticipating that there might an accident on the road.
b. to expect
Cuando planeamos el picnic, no contamos con que lloviera.When we planned the picnic, we didn't expect it to rain.
3. (to possess)
a. to have
Nuestro nuevo apartamento cuenta con tres dormitorios, dos baños y una piscina.Our new apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
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