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"Gift" is a noun which is often translated as "el regalo", and "present" is an adjective which is often translated as "actual". Learn more about the difference between "gift" and "present" below.
gift(
gihft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (present)
a. el regalo
(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).
I spent a lot of money on your birthday gift.Gasté mucho dinero en tu regalo de cumpleaños.
b. el obsequio
(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).
The poster was given as a gift in the magazine.La revista daba el póster como obsequio.
2. (talent)
a. el don
(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).
She has a special gift for singing.Tiene un don especial para cantar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to give a present)
a. regalar
Her parents gifted her a new Mercedes for her birthday.Sus padres le regalaron un Mercedes nuevo para su cumpleaños.
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present(
preh
-
zuhnt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (current)
a. actual
The present situation is a difficult one.La situación actual es difícil.
b. presente
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
This compromise is all we can offer at the present time.Este compromiso es todo lo que podemos ofrecer en el momento presente.
2. (in attendance)
a. presente
We expect to have about 200 members present at the annual meeting.Esperamos que alrededor de 200 socios estén presentes en la junta anual.
3. (existing)
a. presente
There is evidence that there is a small amount of arsenic present in the water.Hay pruebas de que hay una pequeña cantidad de arsénico presente en el agua.
4. (grammar)
a. presente
The word “voy” in Spanish is in the present tense.La palabra voy en español está en el tiempo presente.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (gift)
a. el regalo
(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).
Her husband gave her a wonderful present for her birthday.Su marido le hizo un regalo maravilloso por su cumpleaños.
b. el presente
(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).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The minister gave a present to the ambassador.El ministro le entregó un presente al embajador.
c. el obsequio
(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).
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Thank you for the lovely wedding presents.Gracias por los lindos obsequios de boda.
6. (now)
a. el presente
(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).
One must forget about the past and live for the present.Hay que olvidar el pasado y vivir el presente.
7. (grammar)
a. el presente
(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).
During my first few weeks of Spanish class, I will only speak in the present.Durante mis primeras semanas de la clase de español, solo voy a hablar en presente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
8. (to give formally)
a. entregar
The child presented his find to his mother in hopes of approval.El niño le entregó su hallazgo a su madre con la esperanza de que diera su aprobación.
b. hacer entrega de
The ambassador presented his letter of credentials to the secretary.El embajador le hizo entrega de sus credenciales al secretario.
c. regalar (a gift)
Ricky presented his girlfriend with a ring.Ricky le regaló un anillo a su novia.
9. (to put forward)
a. presentar
The executives plan to present the new product to the public next week.Los ejecutivos planean presentar el nuevo producto al público la próxima semana.
b. exponer
The mayor presented her plan to improve the city's road maintenance.La alcaldesa expuso su plan para mejorar el mantenimiento de los caminos de la ciudad.
c. plantear
Gisela presented what she believed to be the core problem.Gisela planteó lo que ella creía que era el problema principal.
10. (to submit)
a. presentar
At the end of the evening, the waiter presented me with the bill.Al final de la noche, el mesero me presentó la cuenta.
11. (to display)
a. presentar
Please present your passport as you board the airplane.Por favor, presente su pasaporte al embarcar en el avión.
b. mostrar
You need to present an official ID in order to make a cash withdrawal.Debe mostrar una identificación oficial para poder hacer un retiro de efectivo.
12. (to introduce)
a. presentar
Mr. Brown, please allow me to present my mother.Sr. Brown, permítame presentarle a mi madre.
13. (to provide)
a. ofrecer (an opportunity)
Her uncle presented her with an opportunity to run his business in Madrid.Su tío le ofreció la oportunidad de dirigir su empresa en Madrid.
b. suponer (a problem or challenge)
His father’s death presented him with an unwelcome challenge.La muerte de su padre le supuso un desafío no deseado.
14. (to bring before the public)
a. presentar
The students will present a musical theater production this Friday.Los estudiantes presentarán una producción de teatro musical este viernes.
15. (military)
a. presentar
The soldiers were commanded to present arms.Se les ordenó a los soldados que presentaran armas.
16. (to depict oneself as; used with a reflexive pronoun)
a. presentarse
Luis presents himself as a professional.Luis se presenta como un profesional.
17. (to arise; used with a reflexive pronoun)
a. presentarse
Angie said she’d punch him if the opportunity presented itself.Angie dijo que le daría un puñetazo si se presentaba la oportunidad.
b. surgir
We thought we had everything in order until an unexpected problem presented itself.Creíamos tener todo en orden hasta que surgió un problema inesperado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
18. (medicine)
a. presentarse
The patient presented with complaints of abdominal discomfort.El paciente se presentó con quejas de molestias abdominales.
19. (to make a presentation)
a. hacer una presentación
If you will be presenting at the conference, prepare well in advance.Si vas a hacer una presentación en el congreso, prepárate con tiempo.
presents
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
20. (legal)
a. la presente
(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).
(writing or statement)
By these presents, I hereby appoint Mr. Blue to represent me.Por medio de la presente, hago constar que nombro al señor Blue para representarme.
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