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"Dona" is a form of "donar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to donate". "Coopera" is a form of "cooperar", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to cooperate". Learn more about the difference between "dona" and "coopera" below.
donar(
doh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hand out)
a. to donate
El magnate de la prensa donó toda su fortuna a una ONG.The press magnate donated his entire fortune to an NGO.
b. to give
Toda esa ropa que no usas, deberías donarla a una organización benéfica.You should give all those clothes you don't use to a charity.
2. (medicine)
a. to donate (an organ or blood)
Salvó la vida a su hermano al donarle un riñón.She saved her brother's life when she donated a kidney to him.
b. to give (blood)
El gobierno lanzó una campaña para animar a la gente a donar sangre.The government launched a campaign to encourage people to give blood.
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cooperar(
koh
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oh
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peh
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rahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to act together)
a. to cooperate
En el proyecto de investigación cooperaron alumnos de cuatro universidades.Students from four different colleges cooperated in the research project.
b. to co-operate
El testigo se negó a cooperar con los detectives.The witness refused to co-operate with the investigators.
c. to work together
La policía local y la federal cooperan para dar con los fugitivos.The local and the federal police are working together to find the fugitives.
d. to collaborate
Los padres y profesores cooperaron para proveer una educación de calidad a los niños.Parents and teachers collaborated to provide the children with a quality education.
2. (to help)
a. to contribute
La falta de órgano legislativo cooperó al derrumbe del gobierno.The lack of a legislative body contributed to the collapse of the government.
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