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"Evoca" is a form of "evocar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to evoke". "Genera" is a form of "generar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to generate". Learn more about the difference between "evoca" and "genera" below.
evocar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bring to mind)
a. to evoke
Hacer muñecos de nieve siempre evoca gratos recuerdos de mi niñez.Making snowmen always evokes fond memories of my childhood.
El olor a carne asada evoca el recuerdo de las fechas navideñas.The smell of roast beef evokes memories of Christmas time.
b. to recall
El profesor evocó los nervios que sintió el primer día de clase.The teacher recalled how nervous he felt the first day of class.
2. (to appeal to)
a. to invoke
La médium evocó al espíritu con los ojos cerrados.The medium invoked the spirit with her eyes closed.
b. to call up
El exorcista evocó a los malos espíritus para que se fueran.The exorcist called up the evil spirits so that they would go away.
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generar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce power)
a. to generate
Se puede generar electricidad a partir de la luz solar.Electricity can be generated from sunlight.
2. (to bring into being)
a. to generate
Escribir un blog es una forma efectiva de generar tráfico a tu sitio web.Having a blog is an effective way to generate traffic to your website.
b. to create
El gobierno está trabajando para generar empleos.The government is working to create jobs.
c. to cause
La devaluación está generando serios problemas financieros.The devaluation is causing serious financial problems.
3. (to give life to)
a. to produce
Los conejos generan muchas crías.Rabbits produce a great many offspring.
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