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"Egocéntrico" is an adjective which is often translated as "egocentric", and "primar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to take precedence over". Learn more about the difference between "egocéntrico" and "primar" below.
egocéntrico(
eh
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goh
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sehn
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tree
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (egotistic)
a. egocentric
Eres tan egocéntrico que te da igual lo que sintamos los demás.You are so egocentric that you don't care how the rest of us feel.
b. self-centered
Miguel considera que soy egocéntrica porque siempre hablo de mí misma.Miguel thinks I'm self-centered because I'm always talking about myself.
c. self-centred
Las personas egocéntricas son insoportables.Self-centred people are unbearable.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (egotistic person)
a. egocentric person
En la oficina estoy rodeada de egocéntricos que creen ser los mejores.At the office I am surrounded by egocentric people who all think they are the best.
b. self-centered person
Los egocéntricos y los altruistas no se llevan bien por su personalidad.Self-centered people and altruists don't get along well because of their characters.
c. self-centred person
Julia demostró ser una egocéntrica al no tener en cuenta nuestras opiniones.Julia showed she is a self-centred person when she didn't take our opinions into account.
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primar(
pree
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mahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to predominate; frequently used with "sobre")
a. to take precedence over
El bienestar y la seguridad de los alumnos priman sobre cualquier otro interés.The well-being and safety of the students take precedence over any other concern.
b. to predominate
Si bien hay muchos idiomas oficiales, el que prima es el inglés.Although there are many official languages, English is the one that predominates.
c. to have priority over
¿En serio crees que el dinero prima sobre el amor?Do you really think that money has priority over love?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (sports)
a. to give a bonus to
Primarán a los jugadores del Real Madrid si ganan el próximo partido contra el Barcerlona.They'll give a bonus to the Real Madrid players if they win the next game against Barcelona.
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