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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "appreciate" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "agradecer". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "appreciate" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(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).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be thankful for)
a. agradecer
Thank you friends, we really appreciate your help.Gracias amigos, agradecemos mucho su ayuda.
2. (to value)
a. apreciar
My grandchildren don't appreciate classic rock.Mis nietos no aprecian el rock clásico.
3. (to recognize)
a. darse cuenta de
I don't think you appreciate what still needs to be done.No creo que te des cuenta de lo que todavía queda por hacer.
b. comprender
I appreciate that you were only trying to help, but you should have talked it over with me before doing anything.Comprendo que solo querías ayudar, pero tendrías que haberlo hablado conmigo antes de hacer nada.
c. entender
I do appreciate why you called the police, but I don't know why you didn't speak to me first.Entiendo muy bien por qué llamaste a la policía, pero no sé por qué no hablaste primero conmigo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to increase in value)
a. revalorizarse
Our stocks have appreciated in value immensely this year.Nuestras acciones se han revalorizado enormemente este año.
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