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"Notice" is a noun which is often translated as "el aviso", and "realize" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "darse cuenta de". Learn more about the difference between "notice" and "realize" below.
notice(
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dihs
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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. (notification)
a. el aviso
(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 student was given notice of his suspension.Se le dio aviso al alumno de su suspensión.
2. (sign)
a. el cartel
(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).
There are notices about the missing dog all over the neighborhood.Hay carteles sobre el perro perdido por todo el vecindario.
b. el letrero
(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).
They put up a notice that this street would be closed for a month.Pusieron un letrero que esta calle estaría cerrada por un mes.
3. (notification of resignation)
a. el preaviso
(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).
I gave my boss a month's notice, which is more than the standard.Le di a mi jefe un mes de preaviso, lo cual es más de lo normal.
4. (announcement)
a. el anuncio
(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).
There was a notice of the professor's passing in the paper today.Hubo un anuncio de la muerte del profesor en el periódico hoy.
5. (awareness)
a. la atención
(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).
I took no notice of the problem.No le presté atención al problema.
6. (film or theater)
a. la reseña
(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 Phantom of the Opera received very good notices from the critics.El Fantasma de la Ópera recibió una muy buena reseña de los críticos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to note)
a. darse cuenta de
We noticed he was acting strange.Nos dimos cuenta de que estaba actuando extraño.
b. fijarse en
Did you notice how he spits when he talks?¿Te fijaste en cómo escupe cuando habla?
c. notar
I notice you got a suntan during your vacation.Noto que te bronceaste cuando estuviste de vacaciones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (to note)
a. darse cuenta
You cut your hair! I'm sorry; I hadn't noticed.¡Te cortaste el pelo! Perdón, no me había dado cuenta.
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realize(
ri
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layz
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to become aware of)
a. darse cuenta de
I have just realized how lucky we were.Me acabo de dar cuenta de la suerte que tuvimos.
2. (to be aware of)
a. saber
I realize it takes a lot of time.Sé que lleva mucho tiempo.
b. reconocer
We realize how hard this must be and we are very sorry.Reconocemos lo difícil que esto debe de ser, y lo sentimos mucho.
3. (to carry out)
a. desarrollar
He'll never realize his potential in that job.Nunca podrá desarrollar su potencial en el trabajo que tiene.
b. realizar
You can raise the funds to realize your project.Puedes reunir los fondos para realizar tu proyecto.
4. (to convert into money)
a. realizar
We realized the assets when we broke up our partnership.Realizamos los activos tras la disolución de nuestra sociedad.
5. (to produce)
a. producir
The sale of his estate realized $2.5 million.La venta de la herencia produjo 2.5 millones de dólares.
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