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"Existir" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to exist", and "vientre" is a noun which is often translated as "belly". Learn more about the difference between "existir" and "vientre" below.
existir(
ehk
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sees
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teer
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be real)
a. to exist
Mi hermanito todavía cree que existe el Coco.My little brother still believes the Boogeyman exists.
2. (to be found)
a. to be
Existen varios volcanes activos en Hawaii.There are several active volcanoes in Hawaii.
b. to exist
No existe suficiente apoyo para que el movimiento continúe.Not enough support exists for the movement to continue.
3. (to be alive)
a. to live
Los tardígrados pueden existir hasta en el espacio profundo.Tardigrades can live even in deep space.
b. to exist
El tigre de Tasmania ya no existe.The Tasmanian tiger no longer exists.
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vientre(
byehn
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treh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. belly
Me duele el vientre de comer tantas galletas.My belly hurts from eating so many cookies.
b. abdomen
Recibió una patada fuerte al vientre mientras jugaba al fútbol.He took a hard kick in the abdomen while playing soccer.
c. womb (uterus)
Durante el embarazo, el vientre llega a pesar 20 veces más que su peso normal.During pregnancy, the womb grows to 20 times its normal weight.
d. bowels (intestine)
Le hicieron una operación a mi papá para examinar su vientre.My dad had an operation to examine his bowels.
2. (wide part)
a. belly
El vientre de la jarra se está rajando.The belly of the jug is cracking.
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