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"Experimentar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to experience", and "practicar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to practice". Learn more about the difference between "experimentar" and "practicar" below.
experimentar(
ehks
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peh
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ree
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mehn
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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 go through)
a. to experience
Experimenté una sensación de mareo en la noria.I experienced a sensation of dizziness on the ferris wheel.
b. to suffer
Alfredo experimentó una gran pérdida con la muerte de su madre.Alfredo suffered a great loss with the death of his mother.
c. to feel
Experimenté frío en la cima de la montaña, aunque hacía sol.I felt cold at the top of the mountain, even though it was sunny.
d. to undergo
Mateo experimentó una cirugía en la pierna.Mateo underwent leg surgery.
2. (to make tests)
a. to test
Los ingenieros experimentaron la resistencia de la estructura antes de aprobar su producción en masa.Engineers tested the strength of the structure before approving its mass production.
b. to try out
El equipo experimentó un balón nuevo.The team tried out a new ball.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make tests)
a. to experiment
Los cocineros experimentaron con nuevos ingredientes en la cocina.The chefs experimented with new ingredients in the kitchen.
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practicar(
prahk
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tee
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to train)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Pasé tres horas practicando piano.I spent three hours practicing piano.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Hay que practicar mucho para mejorar cualquier destreza.You need to practise a lot in order to improve any skill.
2. (sports)
a. to play
Practicar tenis es un ejercicio estupendo para el cuerpo entero.Playing tennis is a great workout for the entire body.
3. (medicine)
a. to perform
Puede que sea preciso practicar un transplante para salvarlo.It may be necessary to perform a transplant to save him.
4. (religious)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Nació católico, pero ahora practica el budismo.He was born a Catholic, but now he practices Buddhism.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
¿Practicas el anglicanismo, Nigel?Do you practise Anglicanism, Nigel?
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