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"Terminated" is a form of "terminate", a transitive verb which is often translated as "poner fin a". "Finished" is an adjective which is often translated as "terminado". Learn more about the difference between "finished" and "terminated" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (completed)
a. terminado
How can it not be finished yet?¿Cómo es posible que todavía no esté terminado?
b. acabado
The finished projects are on display at the museum.Los proyectos acabados están en exhibición en el museo.
c. finalizado
Once finished, the text will be sent to both parties.Una vez finalizado, el texto será enviado a ambas partes.
2. (over)
a. acabado
Whether their marriage is finished or not is up to them.Que su matrimonio esté acabado o no es cosa suya.
3. (used up)
a. acabado
I'm afraid the sugar is finished.Me temo que se ha acabado el azúcar.
4. (surfaced)
a. chapado
The closet is finished in walnut laminate.El closet está chapado con una lámina de nogal.
b. con un acabado
In the center of the room there is a table finished in mahogany.En el centro de la habitación hay una mesa con un acabado de caoba.
5. (ruined)
a. acabado
She was finished as a pilot after the accident.Como piloto estaba acabada después del accidente.
6. (refined)
a. cuidado
She gave a highly finished performance as Lady Macbeth.Ofreció una interpretación enormemente cuidada de Lady Macbeth.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. hecho polvo
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
I'm finished after running that race!¡Estoy hecho polvo después de correr esa carrera!
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cause to end)
a. poner fin a
Gloria decided to terminate her friendship with Erlinda when she learned the truth.Gloria decidió poner fin a la amistad con Erlinda cuando supo la verdad.
b. finalizar
The team terminated his contract after his assault conviction.El equipo finalizó su contrato después de su condena por asalto.
c. concluir
The board voted to terminate the meeting.El consejo votó a favor de concluir la reunión.
d. interrumpir (pregnancy)
Today we discussed women's right to terminate a pregnancy at school.Hoy en la escuela debatimos sobre el derecho de las mujeres a interrumpir un embarazo.
2. (to dismiss from a job)
a. despedir
Colin alleges his boss terminated him because of his religion.Colin alega que su jefe lo despidió debido a su religión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to end)
a. terminar
The train passes through Dundee, but terminates at Aberdeen.El tren pasa por Dundee, pero termina en Aberdeen.
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