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"Acuerda" is a form of "acordar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to agree". "Estar de acuerdo" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to agree with". Learn more about the difference between "estar de acuerdo" and "acuerda" below.
estar de acuerdo(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (one person; used with "con")
a. to agree with
¿Estás de acuerdo conmigo?Do you agree with me?
Estoy de acuerdo con tu propuesta.I agree with your proposal.
2. (two or more people)
a. to agree
Todos estaban de acuerdo.They all agreed.
Los dos estamos de acuerdo en pasar la Navidad con mi familia.We have both agreed to spend Christmas with my family.
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acordar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reach an agreement)
a. to agree (followed by a verb)
Las dos empresas acordaron reducir su consumo de energía.The two companies agreed to reduce their energy consumption.
b. to agree on (followed by a noun)
Tendrán que acordar los pasos que tomarán para lograr dicha reducción.They will have to agree on the steps that they will take to achieve said reduction.
2. (to remind)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to remind
Le acordé a mi jefe que tiene una reunión a las cuatro.I reminded my boss that he has a meeting at four.
3. (to grant)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to award
Esta noche durante la cena le acordarán el premio por mejor novela.Tonight during the dinner they will award him the prize for best novel.
acordarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to recall)
a. to remember
Me acuerdo que la primera vez que vi "El imperio contraataca", lloré al final.I remember that the first time I saw "The Empire Strikes Back", I cried at the end.
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