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"Emigrar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to emigrate", and "inmigrar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to immigrate". Learn more about the difference between "emigrar" and "inmigrar" below.
emigrar(
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mee
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grahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to leave one's land)
a. to emigrate (to another country)
El 60% de las personas que han emigrado a Suecia son estudiantes universitarios.60% of the people who have emigrated to Sweden are university students.
b. to migrate (to another region)
En el siglo XX, muchos españoles emigraron del campo a la ciudad.Many Spaniards migrated from the country to the city in the 20th century.
2. (to change climates)
a. to migrate (animal)
Los cisnes emigran rumbo al norte en primavera.The swans migrate north in spring.
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inmigrar(
een
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mee
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grahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to immigrate
Muchos españoles inmigraron a Alemania durante la crisis económica.Many Spanish people immigrated to Germany during the financial crisis.
b. to migrate
La población de la capital se ha visto aumentado por el gran número de gente que inmigra del campo.The capital's population has been swollen by the large number of people migrating from the countryside.
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