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"Enterarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to find out", and "apercibirse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to notice". Learn more about the difference between "enterarse" and "apercibirse" below.
enterarse(
ehn
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teh
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rahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to discover)
a. to find out
Me enteraré de la verdad pase lo que pase.I will find out the truth no matter what.
2. (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.
3. (to perceive)
a. to notice
Ni me enteré de que habías entrado.I didn't even notice you had come in.
4. (to comprehend)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to understand
¿Te enteraste de lo que dijo?Did you understand what he said?
enterar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (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.
6. (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.
7. (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.
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apercibirse(
ah
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pehr
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see
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beer
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to realize)
a. to notice
Martha se puso nerviosa cuando se apercibió de la presencia de su exnovio en la fiesta.Martha got nervous when she noticed her ex-boyfriend was at the party.
apercibir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to caution)
a. to warn
Los restaurantes que no pasen la inspección inicial serán multados y apercibidos.Restaurants that don't pass the initial inspection will be fined and warned.
b. to give a warning to
El policía de tránsito apercibió a Liz por no tener su seguro de automóvil al día.The traffic police gave Liz a warning for not having her car insurance up to date.
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