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"Give away" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "regalar", and "give out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "repartir". Learn more about the difference between "give away" and "give out" below.
give away(
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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 give as a gift)
a. regalar
I realized that I had way too much clothing, so I decided to give a bunch of it away.Me di cuenta de que tenía demasiada ropa, así que decidí regalar parte de ella.
b. obsequiar
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
The monk gave away all his possessions to the poor.El monje obsequió todas sus posesiones a los pobres.
2. (to grant a prize)
a. entregar
For tonight's grand prize, we're giving away a cruise to the Bahamas.Como gran premio de la noche, vamos a entregar un viaje en crucero a las Bahamas.
b. hacer entrega de
We'll be giving away two tickets to a Broadway musical.Haremos entrega de dos entradas de un musical de Broadway.
3. (to present the bride)
a. entregar en matrimonio
Because her father was no longer alive, her brother gave her away at the wedding.Como su padre ya no estaba vivo, su hermano la entregó en matrimonio en la boda.
4. (to reveal)
a. traicionar
Some people think I'm a Spaniard, but I give myself away when I use words like "jalar" and "botar."Algunas personas creen que soy español, pero me traiciono cuando uso palabras como jalar y botar.
b. revelar
The soldier was executed for giving away government secrets to the enemy.El soldado fue ejecutado por revelar secretos del gobierno al enemigo.
5. (to betray)
a. delatar
He gave away the undercover cop because the mob threatened his family.Delató al policía encubierto porque la mafia amenazó a su familia.
b. vender
The slight movement of the ventriloquist's lips gave him away.El leve movimiento de labios del ventrílocuo lo vendió.
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give out(
gihv
 
aut
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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 distribute)
a. repartir
The teacher asked me to give out the exercise books.La profesora me pidió que repartiera los cuadernos.
b. distribuir
Party members were outside the station, giving out leaflets about the campaign.Los miembros del partido estaban en la entrada de la estación, distribuyendo panfletos sobre la campaña.
2. (to emit)
a. emitir
The light given out by this star has taken over a thousand years to reach Earth.La luz emitida por esta estrella tardó más de mil años en llegar a la Tierra.
b. dar
There was only a small electric fire which didn't give out much heat.Había solo una pequeña estufa eléctrica que no daba mucho calor.
3. (to make known)
a. anunciar
The family gave out that their son had died on the expedition.La familia anunció que su hijo murió durante la expedición.
b. divulgar
This is not the sort of news we want to give out to all and sundry.Este no es el tipo de noticia que queremos divulgar a todo el mundo.
4. (to let out)
a. dar
Jeff gave out a yell of pain and dropped the hot pan.Jeff dio un grito de dolor y dejó caer la olla caliente.
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
5. (to stop working)
a. fallar
The cat had to be put to sleep when its kidneys gave out.Tuvimos que sacrificar al gato cuando le fallaron los riñones.
b. pararse
There was nothing wrong with her that we knew of. Her heart just gave out one day.No tenía nada que nosotros supiéramos. Sencillamente, un día se le paró el corazón.
6. (to become exhausted)
a. agotarse
My strength had given out and I knew I couldn't swim much further.Se me había agotado la fuerza y sabía que no podía seguir nadando.
b. acabarse
We have enough for the moment, but what are we going to do when the money gives out?Por ahora nos basta, pero ¿qué vamos a hacer cuando se acabe el dinero?
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