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"Enfocarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to focus", and "concentrarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to concentrate". Learn more about the difference between "enfocarse" and "concentrarse" below.
enfocarse(
ehm
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foh
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kahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to address)
a. to focus
Esta nueva ley se enfoca a las mejoras en el sistema de salud.The new law focuses on improvements to the healthcare system.
enfocar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (photography)
a. to focus
Enfoca con la cámara la montaña de atrás, no la de adelante.Focus the camera on the far mountain, not the near one.
3. (to shed light upon)
a. to shine on
Me enojo que el proyector estuviera enfocando al cantante durante mi solo de guitarra.I'm upset that the spotlight was shining on the singer during my guitar solo.
4. (to deal with)
a. to look at
Necesitamos enfocar al paro desde otra perspectiva si queremos encontrar una solución.We must look at unemployment from a new perspective if we want to find a solution.
b. to approach
Enfocó el problema con optimismo y confianza.He approached the problem with optimism and confidence.
c. to consider
Enfoquemos la justicia desde el punto de vista de la víctima y no del victimario.Let's consider justice from the point of view of the victim and not the offender.
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concentrarse(
kohn
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sehn
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trahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to think)
a. to concentrate
Me cuesta concentrarme en el examen cuando estoy bajo presión.I find it hard to concentrate on the exam when I am under pressure.
2. (to get together)
a. to assemble
Los soldados se concentraron antes de lanzar el ataque.The soldiers assembled before launching the attack.
b. to gather
Los paparazzi se concentraron alrededor de la actriz y su bebé recién nacido.The paparazzi gathered around the actress and her newborn baby.
c. to gather together
Los monjes se concentraron en el templo para rezar.The monks gathered together in the temple to pray.
3. (to pile up)
a. to be concentrated
La mayoría de las fábricas se concentran en el norte de la ciudad.Most factories are concentrated in the north part of the city.
concentrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to direct)
a. to concentrate
Concentra tu energía solo en cosas que importen.Concentrate your energy only on things that matter.
b. to focus
Tenemos que concentrar todo nuestro esfuerzo en el nuevo proyecto.We must focus all our effort on the new project.
5. (to group)
a. to bring together
Mi casamiento concentró a toda la familia en Nueva York.My marriage brought the whole family together in New York.
b. to assemble
Se aliaron para concentrar fuerzas y aplastar al enemigo.They formed an alliance to assemble forces and crush the enemy.
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