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"Guarantee" is a noun which is often translated as "la garantía", and "ascertain" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "establecer". Learn more about the difference between "guarantee" and "ascertain" below.
guarantee(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (commerce)
a. la garantía
(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).
The television has a five-year guarantee.El televisor tiene una garantía de cinco años.
2. (assurance)
a. la garantía
(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).
There is no guarantee that you won't have a fire if you don't clear the brush.No hay garantía de que no vayas a tener un incendio si no despejas la maleza.
3. (security)
a. la garantía
(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).
The bank holds the title to the car as a guarantee of payment.El banco retiene el título de propiedad del coche como garantía de pago.
b. la caución
(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).
The company offered a guarantee of $300 million.La empresa ofreció una caución de $300 millones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to warranty)
a. garantizar
The manufacturer guarantees its lamps against anything but sharks, or children under the age of three.El fabricante garantiza sus lámparas contra lo que sea menos tiburones o niños menores de tres años.
5. (to assure)
a. asegurar
We guarantee delivery of your order within 24 hours of payment.Aseguramos la entrega de su pedido dentro de las 24 horas después del pago.
b. garantizar
I guarantee your wife will love this gift.Te garantizo que este regalo le va a encantar a tu esposa.
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ascertain(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. establecer
The judge ordered an inquiry into the accident in an attempt to ascertain the circumstances surrounding it.El juez pidió que se abriera una investigación sobre el accidente, en un intento por establecer las circunstancias que lo rodearon.
b. determinar
It had proved impossible to ascertain the cause of death.Había resultado imposible determinar la causa de la muerte.
c. averiguar
I think we need to ascertain what's really going on before making a judgment.Yo creo que tenemos que averiguar qué está pasando de verdad antes de formarnos un juicio.
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