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"Figure it out" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "resolverlo", and "figure out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "resolver". Learn more about the difference between "figure it out" and "figure out" below.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to solve)
a. resolverlo
I know this isn't easy, but I also know that you can figure it out.Sé que esto no es fácil, pero también sé que puedes resolverlo.
b. descifrarlo
I am going to give you a problem. If you can figure it out, you win the prize.Te voy a dar un problema. Si puedes descifrarlo, ganas el premio.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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2. (imperative)
a. resuélvelo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Rosie is mad at me and I don't know why. - Well, figure it out! You love each other.Rosie está enojada conmigo y no sé por qué. - Pues, ¡resuélvelo! Ustedes se aman.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to solve)
a. resolver
The first one to figure out the problem gets a prize.El primero que resuelva el problema, se gana un premio.
b. descifrar
Sherlock Holmes figured out the mystery of the stolen jewelry.Sherlock Holmes descifró el misterio de las joyas robadas.
c. calcular (in mathematics)
Figure out the sum of the inner angles of the polygon.Calcula la suma de los ángulos interiores del polígono.
2. (to understand)
a. entender
Today she didn't say hi to me. I can't figure her out.Hoy no me saludó. Me cuesta entenderla.
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