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"Enterarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to find out", and "saber" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to know". Learn more about the difference between "enterarse" and "saber" below.
enterarse(
ehn
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teh
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rahr
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seh
)
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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saber(
sah
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behr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have knowledge)
a. to know
Yo sé que la capital de la República Dominicana es Santo Domingo.I know that the capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo.
2. (to learn of)
a. to find out
Lo supe porque lo vi por internet.I found out because I saw it online.
b. to hear
Las entradas para el concierto ya se agotaron. - ¿Cómo lo supiste?The concert is sold out. - How did you hear that?
3. (to be able to)
a. to know how
Mi hijo no sabe amarrarse los zapatos.My son doesn't know how to tie his shoes.
b. can
¿Sabes hablar japonés?Can you speak Japanese?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to have a flavor; often used with "a")
a. to taste
Este caramelo sabe a miel.This candy tastes like honey.
5. (to have knowledge)
a. to know
¿Qué sabes del paradero del acampamento de la rebelión?What do you know about the whereabouts of the rebel camp?
6. (to find out; often used with "de")
a. to hear
Supe del problema del agua ayer. ¿Qué vas a hacer?I heard about the problem with the water yesterday. What are you going to do?
7. (to make an impression)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡Me sabe genial recibir un 10 en el examen!I feel great getting a 10 on the exam!
Muy supo muy mal la manera en que te hablaron en la junta.I really disliked the way they talked to you in the meeting.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
8. (to have knowledge)
a. to know
Se sabe que los vampiros se alimentan de sangre.It is known that vampires feed on blood.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
9. (wisdom)
a. knowledge
El saber popular se basa en creencias.Popular knowledge is based on beliefs.
saberse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
10. (to have knowledge)
a. to know
Me sé todas las canciones de Elvis.I know all Elvis's songs.
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