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"Enterarse de" is a pronominal verb phrase which is often translated as "to find out", and "sobre" is a preposition which is often translated as "on". Learn more about the difference between "enterarse de" and "sobre" below.
enterarse de(
ehn
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teh
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rahr
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seh
 
deh
)
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to discover)
a. to find out
Me enteré de que mi hermana es adoptada.I found out that my sister is adopted.
2. (to know)
a. to hear
¿Te enteraste de que Ivana está embarazada?Did you hear that Ivana is pregnant?
b. to find out
Me enteré del accidente porque lo mencionaron en la radio.I found out about the accident because they mentioned it on the radio.
3. (to perceive)
a. to notice
Estaba leyendo y no me enteré de que el perro se había escapado.I was reading and didn't notice that the dog had escaped.
4. (to comprehend)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to understand
No me enteré de lo que dijo. ¿Me lo podrías explicar?I didn't understand what she said. Could you explain it to me?
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sobre(
soh
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breh
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (atop)
a. on
¡No pongas los pies sobre la mesa!Don't put your feet on the table!
2. (relating to)
a. about
La conferencia es sobre la tecnología.The conference is about technology.
3. (above)
a. over
El pájaro se alzó y voló sobre nuestras cabezas.The bird rose and flew over our heads.
4. (approximately)
a. about
Siguiendo la receta, debería tardar en cocinarse sobre ocho minutos.Following the recipe, it should take about eight minutes to cook.
b. around
Mi clase tiene sobre 15 o 20 alumnos.My class has around 15 or 20 students.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (cover)
a. envelope
Abrió rápidamente el sobre y sacó la carta de su interior.He tore open the envelope and pulled out the letter inside.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(bed)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. sack
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En cuanto llegué, me metí en el sobre.As soon as I arrived, I hit the sack.
7. (handbag)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
(River Plate)
a. clutch bag
Necesito un sobre que combine con mis zapatos plateados.I need a clutch bag to match my silver shoes.
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