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"Evaluar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to evaluate", and "percibir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to perceive". Learn more about the difference between "evaluar" and "percibir" below.
evaluar(
eh
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bah
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lwahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to estimate)
a. to evaluate
Los políticos están evaluando la efectividad de los impuestos a las bebidas alcohólicas.Politicians are evaluating the effectiveness of alcohol taxation.
b. to assess
Un mecánico evaluará el daño que sufrió tu vehículo.A mechanic will assess the damage to your vehicle.
2. (to test)
a. to assess
Las maestras evalúan a sus alumnos tres veces al año.Our teachers assess their students three times a year.
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percibir(
pehr
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see
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beer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to detect)
a. to perceive
"Los paladares exigentes percibirán un sabor sutil a moras con este flan", dijo el chef."Distinguishing palates will perceive a subtle berry flavor in this flan," said the chef.
Susan percibió que su esposo le estaba escondiendo algo.Susan perceived her husband was hiding something from her.
b. to notice
Me corté el pelo, per nadie percibió el cambio.I cut my hair, but nobody noticed the change.
c. to sense
Puedes percibir la tensión en el ambiente cuando los dos están en la misma habitación.You can sense the tension in the air when those two are in the same room.
2. (to get paid)
a. to receive
Aunque vivo en México, percibo mi salario en dólares.Although I live in Mexico, I receive my salary in dollars.
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