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"Give up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "dejar", and "stop" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "parar". Learn more about the difference between "give up" and "stop" below.
give up(
gihv
 
uhp
)
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 renounce)
a. dejar (a habit or activity)
I'm trying to give up smoking.Estoy intentando dejar de fumar.
b. renunciar a (a job or a religion)
I had to give up my job to care for my mother.Tuve que renunciar a mi trabajo para cuidar a mi madre.
c. abandonar (an idea, studies, a fight)
She gave up university in the second year.Abandonó la carrera en el segundo año.
2. (to relinquish)
a. ceder
He gave up his seat to a lady with two young children.Cedió el asiento a una señora con dos niños pequeños.
3. (to hand over)
a. entregar
He gave his accomplices up to the authorities.Entregó sus cómplices a las autoridades.
4. (to surrender)
a. entregarse
The man later gave himself up to the police.Más tarde el hombre se entregó a la policía.
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 quit)
a. rendirse
He gave up without a fight.Se rindió sin luchar.
b. darse por vencido
To succeed, you have to keep going and never give up.Para triunfar, tienes que seguir adelante y nunca darte por vencido.
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stop(
stap
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to halt)
a. parar
They stopped the concert because of the lightning.Pararon el concierto a causa de los relámpagos.
b. detener
The police stopped the driver because he seemed drunk.La policía detuvo al motorista porque parecía estar borracho.
c. interrumpir
The sound of the phone stopped their heated discussion.El sonido del teléfono sonando interrumpió su acalorada discusión.
d. poner fin a
The police stopped the fight and ordered the crowd to disperse.La policía puso fin a la reyerta y ordenó a la gente que se dispersara.
e. bloquear (check)
The bank charged me a fee of $20 to stop a check from being cashed!¡El banco me cobró una comisión de $20 por bloquear el cobro de un cheque!
2. (to cease)
a. dejar de
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining.Sé agradecido por lo que tienes y deja de quejarte.
3. (to prevent)
a. impedir
Nobody could have stopped the accident.Nadie podría haber impedido el accidente.
4. (to fill in)
a. taponar
The plumber told us that the pipe was stopped by a cork.El fontanero nos dijo que un tapón de corcho taponaba la tubería.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to cease)
a. detenerse
The noise stopped all of a sudden.El ruido se detuvo de repente.
6. (to halt)
a. pararse
Suddenly, the runner stopped and fell.De repente, el corredor se paró y se desplomó.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (act of stopping)
a. el alto
(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'll make a stop along the way so that everyone can stretch their legs.Haremos un alto por el camino para que todos puedan estirar las piernas.
b. la parada
(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).
You got here quickly! Didn't you make any stops along the way?¡Qué pronto llegaste! ¿No hiciste ninguna parada en el camino?
8. (public transportation)
a. la parada
(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).
This line has 11 stops.Esta línea tiene 11 paradas.
9. (obstacle)
a. el tope
(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 stop in the valve body prevents backflow.El tope en el cuerpo de la válvula evita el retorno del flujo.
10. (music)
a. el registro
(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 pipes of an organ are controlled from the stops on the console.Los registros de la consola controlan los tubos de los órganos.
11. (punctuation mark) (United Kingdom)
a. el punto
(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).
Always start with a capital letter after a stop.Siempre hay que poner mayúscula después de un punto.
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