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"Horizonte" is a noun which is often translated as "horizon", and "comprometerse" is a reciprocal verb which is often translated as "to get engaged". Learn more about the difference between "horizonte" and "comprometerse" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (skyline)
a. horizon
Un barco pirata asomó por el horizonte.A pirate ship appeared on the horizon.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (possibilities)
a. horizons
El sintetizador cambió las cosas por completo y abrió los horizontes de los músicos.The synthesizer completely changed the field and expanded musicians' horizons.
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A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
1. (to become betrothed)
a. to get engaged
Ana Paula y Raymundo se comprometieron en junio.Ana Paula and Raymundo got engaged in June.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to pledge to do something)
a. to commit oneself
El actor se comprometió a hacer anuncios para la película.The actor committed himself to making commercials for the movie.
b. to promise
Margo se comprometió a traer las botanas a la fiesta.Margo promised to bring snacks to the party.
c. to commit to something
Firmar de recibido no te compromete.Signing to acknowledge receipt does not commit you to anything.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to put in danger)
a. to compromise
Si no utilizas el cinturón de seguridad, comprometes tu seguridad.If you don't use a seat belt, you compromise your safety.
b. to jeopardize
Proseguir con el juicio puede comprometer las negociaciones. Continuing with the trial may jeopardize the negotiations.
c. to endanger
La construcción de una torre aquí podría comprometer la salud del bosque. Building a tower here could endanger the health of the forest.
4. (to reveal involvement)
a. to implicate
La confesión de Ricardo compromete a su jefe también. Ricardo's confession implicates his boss as well.
b. to involve
No quiero comprometerte; por eso no puedo revelarte mi secreto.I don't want to involve you; that's why I can't reveal my secret to you.
5. (to damage)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to spread
La infección va a comprometer los órganos vitales si no se detiene. The infection is going to spread to vital organs if it is not stopped.
b. to affect
La pneumonia ha comprometido el pulmón izquierdo del paciente. Pneumonia has affected the patient's left lung.
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