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"Grab" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "agarrar", and "rob" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "robar". Learn more about the difference between "grab" and "rob" below.
grab(
grahb
)
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.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(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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rob(
rab
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to steal from)
a. robar
The gang robbed $2,000,000 in cash from the bank.La pandilla robó $2,000,000 en efectivo del banco.
b. atracar a
Two men on a motorcycle broke Joe's window at a stop light and robbed him.Dos hombres en una moto le rompieron el cristal de Joe en un semáforo y lo atracaron.
c. asaltar a
It happened so fast that I didn't get a good look at the person who robbed me.Sucedió tan rápido que no pude ver bien a la persona que me asaltó.
d. robarle a
Yesterday a thug robbed Fred's wallet.Ayer unn matón le robó la cartera a Fred.
2. (to deprive)
a. quitar
You robbed me of the chance to say goodbye to my father before his death.Me quitaste la oportunidad de despedirme de mi padre antes de su muerte.
b. privar a
The government is trying to rob the people of fundamental human rights.El gobierno intenta privar al pueblo de los derechos humanos fundamentales.
c. robar
The judges robbed him of his last chance to be the heavyweight champion.Los jueces le robaron su última oportunidad de ser el campeón de peso pesado.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cheat)
a. estafar a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
You paid $50 for a ticket?! You were robbed!¿Pagaste $50 por una entrada? ¡Te estafaron!
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