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"Empatad" is a form of "empatar", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to tie". "Empate" is a noun which is often translated as "tie". Learn more about the difference between "empatad" and "empate" below.
empatar(
ehm
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pah
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tahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (sports)
a. to tie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El Barça y el Real Madrid empataron anoche.Barça and Real Madrid tied last night.
b. to draw (United Kingdom)
Si nadie marca un gol, empatarán.If somebody doesn't score a goal, they'll draw.
c. to draw level (during a game)
They drew level during the second quarter.Empataron durante el segundo cuarto.
2. (to reach a tie)
a. to tie
¿Quién será presidente si los dos candidatos empatan?Who will be president if both candidates tie?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (sports)
a. to tie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Con ese gol, mi equipo logró empatar el partido.With that goal, my team managed to tie the game.
b. to draw (United Kingdom)
Si empatan ese partido, será el tercero consecutivo.If they draw that match, it will be the third one in a row.
4. (to attach)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to connect
A ver si alcanza si empatamos estos cables.Let's see if it'll reach if we connect these cables.
b. to join
Para arreglar el agujero, vamos a empatar este tubo al que baja del fregadero.To fix the leak, we're going to join this pipe to the one comes down from the sink.
empatarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to connect)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to join
Hubo un accidente ayer donde esas dos calles se empatan.There was an accident yesterday where those two streets join.
b. to meet
Las dos autopistas se empatan al pie de la montaña.The two highways meet at the foot of the mountain.
c. to meet up
Los dos ríos se empatan hacia el sur de la isla.The two rivers meet up toward the south of the island.
6. (anatomy)
a. to knit together (bones)
El día que me quitaron el yeso, el médico me dijo que los huesos se me estaban empatando muy bien.The day they took the cast off me, the doctor told me that the bones were knitting together really well.
7. (to date)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to get together
Mi padres se empataron cuando tenían solo 15 años.My parents got together when they were just 15 years old.
b. to start going out together
Nos empatamos hace tres años y estamos juntos desde entonces.We started going out together three years ago and we've been together ever since.
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empate(
ehm
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pah
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teh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (sports)
a. tie
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Nuestro equipo anotó un gol en el último minuto y rompió el empate!Our team scored a last-minute goal and broke the tie!
b. draw (United Kingdom)
Si el partido termina en empate, nuestro equipo pasará a los octavos de final.If the game ends in a draw, our team will move on to quarterfinals.
2. (voting)
a. tie
El voto del director cuenta doble en caso de un empate.The director's vote counts for two in case of a tie.
3. (binding)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. connection
El empate de los cables estaba flojo y ocasionó un cortocircuito.The loose connection of the cables caused a short circuit.
b. joint
El último paso es soldar el empate para que quede sellado.The final step is to weld the joint to seal it.
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