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"Educad" is a form of "educar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to bring up". "Instruid" is a form of "instruir", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to instruct". Learn more about the difference between "educad" and "instruid" below.
educar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to raise)
a. to bring up
Rafael educó a sus hijos para que respetaran a sus mayores.Rafael brought up his children to respect their elders.
2. (to teach)
a. to educate
Mi antigua maestra fundó una asociación para educar a niñas en países pobres.My old teacher founded an association to educate girls in poor countries.
3. (to equip)
a. to train (one's voice or ear)
Luisa practica una series de ejercicios todos los días para educar la voz.Luisa practices a series of exercises every day to train her voice.
b. to educate (one's palate or taste)
René tomó un curso para educar su paladar y como resultado logró inventar platillos más sabrosos.Rene took a course to educate his palate and as a result was able to invent more delicious dishes.
4. (to instruct)
a. to train (an animal)
Es importante empezar a educar a tu cachorro desde chiquito, porque más adelante se hace más difícil.It is important to train your puppy from when he is very small, because it gets more difficult later on.
educarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to gain an education)
a. to be educated
Guillermo se educó en la Universidad de Texas.Guillermo was educated at the University of Texas.
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instruir(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to teach)
a. to instruct
El maestro instruyó a su alumno en el arte de la pintura.The master instructed his student in the art of painting.
b. to train
Instruir a una persona tan joven no es tarea fácil.Training such a young person is not an easy task.
2. (legal)
a. to hear
El encargado de instruir el caso fue elegido legítimamente.The person in charge of hearing the case was legitimately chosen.
b. to try
El juez que instruirá el proceso ha decidido adelantar la vista.The judge trying the process has decided to bring the hearing forward.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to teach)
a. to broaden the mind
No hay nada que instruya tanto como vivir solo.There's nothing that broadens the mind more than living alone.
instruirse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to teach oneself)
a. to improve oneself
El profesor me recomendó varios libros para instruirme en matemáticas.The teacher recommended several books to me to improve myself in math.
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