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"Mensaje" is a noun which is often translated as "message", and "contar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to count". Learn more about the difference between "mensaje" and "contar" below.
mensaje(
mehn
-
sah
-
heh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (communication)
a. message
Por favor, deje un mensaje y le volveré a llamar tan pronto como sea posible.Please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.
2. (meaning)
a. message
¿Qué crees que sea el mensaje de "El señor de las moscas"?What do you think the message of "The Lord of the Flies" is?
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contar(
kohn
-
tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to list)
a. to count
Cuenta hasta 50 antes de abrir los ojos.Count to 50 before opening your eyes.
2. (to narrate)
a. to tell
¿Cómo te fue? ¡Cuéntamelo todo!How did it go? Tell me everything!
Cuéntame más de las aventuras de Blancanieves y los siete enanitos.Tell me more of the adventures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to list)
a. to count
Cuando llegues al final, deja de contar.When you get to the end, stop counting.
4. (to matter)
a. to count
Mi voz cuenta en el consejo.My voice counts in the council.
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