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"Económico" is an adjective which is often translated as "economic", and "buscar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to look for". Learn more about the difference between "económico" and "buscar" below.
económico(
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koh
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noh
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mee
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to economy)
a. economic
Durante la crisis económica, tuve que vender mi carro y mi casa.During the economic crisis, I had to sell my car and my house.
2. (low-priced)
a. cheap
Esta carne picada es económica, pero contiene más grasa.This ground beef is cheap, but it has more fat.
b. economical
Me alcanzó para comprar un frigorífico pequeño y económico.I could only afford a small, economical fridge.
c. inexpensive
El hotel es viejo pero económico, y queda cerca de la playa.The hotel is old but inexpensive, and it's located near the beach.
d. low-cost
Voy a volar a Londres en una aerolínea económica.I'm flying to London with a low-cost airline.
3. (related to money)
a. financial
La pareja no dejó que los problemas económicos afectaran a su matrimonio.The couple didn't let financial problems affect their marriage.
4. (cost-effective)
a. economical
Compré un acondicionador de aire que usa un 20% menos de energía que el anterior.I bought an economical air conditioner that uses 20% less energy than the old one.
5. (sparing)
a. thrifty
Ruy es económico y siempre compra las marcas más baratas.Ruy is thrifty and always buys the cheapest brands.
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buscar(
boos
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kahrr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to try to find)
a. to look for
Estoy buscando un nuevo desafío.I'm looking for a new challenge.
2. (to locate)
a. to look up
Busca el número en el catálogo.Look up the number in the catalog.
3. (to collect)
a. to pick up
Estuve esperando a que mi hermano viniera a buscarme para ir a almorzar.I was waiting for my brother to come and pick me up for lunch.
b. to fetch
Tengo que ir a buscar las flores para la fiesta.I need to go to fetch the flowers for the party.
4. (computing)
a. to search for
Pasé la tarde buscando ofertas de vacaciones en Internet.I spent the afternoon searching for vacation deals on the Internet.
5. (to try to achieve)
a. to seek
Buscamos cambios fundamentales en el modelo de negocio para asegurar nuestro futuro.We're seeking fundamental changes in our business model to secure our future.
6. (to aim for)
a. to look for
No busco pelea, solo quiero que me escuches.I'm not looking for a fight, I just want you to listen to what I have to say.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to search)
a. to look
Busca bien. En alguna parte tienen que estar.Look properly. They must be somewhere.
buscarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to try to cause)
a. to ask for
Se está buscado problemas si sigue así.He's asking for trouble if he continues like that.
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