Quick answer
"Doblar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to fold", and "terminar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to end". Learn more about the difference between "doblar" and "terminar" below.
doblar(
doh
-
blahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to crease)
a. to fold
Dobla el papel por la mitad.Fold the paper in half.
b. to bend
El músculo bíceps se flexiona cuando doblas el brazo.The bicep muscle flexes when you bend your arm.
2. (to increase by two times)
a. to double
Un bebé dobla su tamaño en unos cinco meses.A baby doubles its size in about five months.
3. (cinema)
a. to dub
El estudio dobla 40 películas al año.The studio dubs 40 films per year.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to change direction)
a. to turn
El coche dobló en el semáforo.The car turned at the traffic light.
5. (to ring a bell)
a. to toll
Las campanas de la catedral doblan a cada hora.The cathedral bells toll at every hour.
doblarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to give in)
a. to bend
Nuestro país nunca se dobla ante la presión.Our country never bends under pressure.
7. (to increase by two times)
a. to double
La tasa de natalidad se ha doblado en los últimos diez años.The birth rate has doubled in the last ten years.
8. (to collapse)
a. to bend
La viga se está doblando por puntos diferentes.The beam is bending at different points.
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terminar(
tehr
-
mee
-
nahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to come to an end)
a. to end
Solo quedan dos episodios para que termine la temporada.There are only two episodes left before the season ends.
2. (to end a relationship)
a. to break up
Terminó conmigo porque necesitaba espacio.He broke up with me because he needed space.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to complete)
a. to finish
¿Ya has terminado de limpiar tu habitación?Have you finished cleaning your room yet?
terminarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to complete)
a. to finish
Termínate el desayuno y vámonos.Finish your breakfast and let's go.
5. (to have none left)
a. to run out
Espero que lleguemos a nuestro destino antes de que al coche se le termine la gasolina.I hope we get to where we are going before the car runs out of gas.
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