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"Etiquetar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to label", and "rotular" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "to label". Learn more about the difference between "etiquetar" and "rotular" below.
etiquetar(
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tee
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put a label on)
a. to label
En la tienda etiquetan la fruta con su precio correspondiente.In the store the fruit is labeled with the appropriate price.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to categorize)
a. to label
Mis amigas suelen etiquetar a la gente por su forma de vestir.My friends tend to label people by the clothes they wear.
3. (computing and social media)
a. to tag
Ya puedes etiquetar hasta diez amigos en las fotos de Twitter.You can now tag up to ten friends in photos on Twitter.
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rotular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to tag)
a. to label
La máquina para rotular productos se ha quedado sin cinta.The device to label products is out of tape.
b. to put a label on
No te olvides de rotular esta caja antes de enviarla al cliente.Don't forget to put a label on this box before you ship it to the customer.
2. (to entitle)
a. to head
La secretaria rotuló la carta comercial con el logotipo de la empresa.The secretary headed the business letter with the company logo.
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