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"Enterar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to inform", and "informar" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "to inform". Learn more about the difference between "enterar" and "informar" below.
enterar(
ehn
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teh
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rahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to communicate)
a. to inform
Tenemos que enterar a las autoridades.We have to inform the authorities.
b. to notify
La secretaria le enviará una carta para enterarle.The secretary will send a letter to notify you.
2. (to remit)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to pay
Ahora ya es posible enterar los impuestos a través de Internet.It is now possible to pay your taxes over the Internet.
3. (to make up)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to complete
Ya enteré el primer trimestre de la formación.I have already completed my first term of training.
enterarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to discover)
a. to find out
Me enteraré de la verdad pase lo que pase.I will find out the truth no matter what.
5. (to know)
a. to hear
¿Te has enterado de lo que les pasó estando de vacaciones?Did you hear about what happened to them while on vacation?
b. to find out
Acabo de enterarme por mi vecina y he venido tan deprisa como he podido.I just found out from my neighbor and came as quickly as possible.
6. (to perceive)
a. to notice
Ni me enteré de que habías entrado.I didn't even notice you had come in.
7. (to comprehend)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to understand
¿Te enteraste de lo que dijo?Did you understand what he said?
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informar(
eem
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fohr
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mahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to communicate information to)
a. to inform
El jefe todavía no ha sido informado de las pérdidas financieras.The boss hasn't been informed of the economic loss yet.
b. to tell
Me informaron de que sabes arreglar computadoras. ¿Me puedes ayudar?I was told you know how to fix computers. Can you help me?
2. (to give character to)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La disciplina y el honor informan su naturaleza como soldado.He is a soldier who believes in discipline and honor.
Su silueta informa su belleza.Her silhouette hints at her beauty.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to give information)
a. to report
Se enviaron periodistas a la zona de conflicto para que informen sobre la situación.Journalists were sent to the war zone to report on the situation.
informarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to inquire)
a. to get information
Se informó sobre los peligros de la caminata antes de registrarse.He got information about the dangers of the hike before signing up.
b. to find out
¿Pudiste informarte sobre lo que necesitas antes de viajar a Cuba?Were you able to find out about what you needed before traveling to Cuba?
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