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"Gain" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ganar", and "acquire" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "adquirir". Learn more about the difference between "gain" and "acquire" below.
gain(
geyn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to obtain)
a. ganar
You'll have to work hard to gain her confidence.Tendrás que trabajar mucho para ganar su confianza.
b. ganarse
She quickly gained the respect of her colleagues.Se ganó rápidamente el respeto de sus colegas.
c. conseguir
After years of slavery, he finally gained his freedom.Después de años de esclavitud, por fin consiguió su libertad.
d. obtener
It's important to your father and me that you gain an education.A tu padre y a mí nos importa que obtengas una educación.
e. adquirir
It doesn't pay well, but it'll be a good way to gain experience.No pagan muy bien, pero será una buena forma de adquirir experiencia.
f. hacerse
You can gain a lot of friends just by smiling.Puedes hacerte muchos amigos tan solo con sonreír.
2. (to increase)
a. cobrar
As we gained speed, we lost control of the car.A medida que cobrábamos velocidad, perdíamos el control del carro.
b. ganar
The boat gained speed as the wind blew harder.El barco ganaba velocidad cuanto más soplaba el viento.
c. aumentar
She gained a little weight after giving birth.Aumentó un poco de peso después del parto.
3. (to advance)
a. adelantar
My watch gains a minute every day.Mi reloj se adelanta un minuto cada día
4. (to arrive at)
a. llegar
The army gained the hill at dawn.El ejército llegó a la colina al amanecer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to profit)
a. beneficiarse
We can definitely gain from this opportunity.Sin duda podemos beneficiarnos de esta oportunidad.
6. (to increase)
a. aumentar
Our stocks have gained in value this month.Nuestras acciones han aumentado de valor este mes.
7. (to advance)
a. adelantarse
That clock must be gaining because it's 10 minutes faster than the one in the kitchen.Ese reloj tiene que estar adelantándose porque hay una diferencia de diez minutos con el de la cocina.
b. ganar terreno
We’re gaining every day, but we still have another 80 miles before we reach the mountain.Ganamos terreno cada día, pero aún nos quedan 80 millas antes de que alcancemos la montaña.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (advantage)
a. el beneficio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We can use this opportunity for our own gain.Podemos aprovechar esta oportunidad en nuestro propio beneficio.
9. (increase)
a. el aumento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There's been a gain in the area of tourism.Ha habido un aumento en el ámbito del turismo.
10. (electronics)
a. la ganancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The signal isn't very strong. — Did you try turning up the gain?La señal no está muy fuerte. — ¿Has probado subir la ganancia?
gains
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11. (finance)
a. las ganancias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our investment finally produced gains.Por fin, produjo ganancias nuestra inversión.
b. los beneficios
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We've had significant gains as a company in the last quarter.Nuestra compañía ha tenido beneficios considerables en el último trimestre.
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acquire(
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kway
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to obtain)
a. adquirir
There is a lot of knowledge to be acquired from books.Hay mucho conocimiento que adquirir de los libros.
b. obtener
The spy managed to acquire some sensitive information from a mole on the inside.El espía logró obtener información confidencial de un topo infiltrado.
c. conseguir
The collector had acquired some rare hand-made jewelry.El coleccionista había conseguido unas joyas hechas a mano raras.
2. (to purchase assets)
a. adquirir
The corporation acquired several small businesses last year.La corporación adquirió varias empresas pequeñas el año pasado.
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