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"Grab" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "agarrar", and "bring" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "traer". Learn more about the difference between "grab" and "bring" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to seize)
a. agarrar
Grab the handlebars and don't let go.Agarra el manillar y no lo sueltes.
b. coger
He grabbed my arm and twisted it behind my back.Me cogió el brazo y me lo torció detrás de la espalda.
2. (to jump on)
a. aprovechar
If I were in your shoes, I'd grab the opportunity to study abroad.En tu lugar, yo aprovecharía la oportunidad de estudiar en el extranjero.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to get quickly)
a. coger
Can you grab the keys on your way out?¿Puedes coger las llaves al salir?
4. (to attract)
a. atraer
The idea didn't really grab me.La idea no me atrajo mucho.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to try to seize)
a. tratar de agarrar
I grabbed at the glass as it fell.Traté de agarrar el vaso en el aire.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (mechanics)
a. la pala
(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).
He lowered the grab onto the deck of the ship.Bajó la pala hasta la cubierta del barco.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take along)
a. traer
They forgot to bring the bread.Se les olvidó traer el pan.
b. llevar
Are you going to bring sunblock to the beach?¿Vas a llevar bloqueador a la playa?
2. (to cause)
a. traer
This is what brings misfortune to the family.Esto es lo que trae desgracias a la familia.
b. causar
The heavy rain brought flooding to many areas.Las lluvias fuertes causaron inundaciones en muchas zonas.
3. (to motivate)
a. poder
I couldn't bring myself to look.No podía ni mirar.
b. no ser capaz de
She was so tired she couldn't bring herself to get out of bed.Estaba tan cansada que no era capaz de levantarse de la cama.
4. (to yield)
a. dar
Good decisions can bring good results quickly.Tomar buenas decisiones puede dar buenos resultados rápidamente.
5. (legal)
a. formular
They decided not to bring charges against him because of his age.Decidieron no formularle cargos por su edad.
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