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"Ignore" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ignorar", and "neglect" is a noun which is often translated as "la negligencia". Learn more about the difference between "ignore" and "neglect" below.
ignore(
ihg
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nawr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to not take notice of)
a. ignorar
Neal was ignoring me last night at the party and I don't know why.Neal me estaba ignorando anoche en la fiesta y no sé por qué.
b. pasar por alto
I can no longer ignore your insubordination. You're fired!Ya no puedo pasar por alto tu insubordinación. ¡Estás despedido!
c. hacer caso omiso
He seems to have ignored the part of the contract that specified the delivery date.Parece que hizo caso omiso a la parte del contrato que especificó la fecha de entrega.
d. no hacer caso a
When they bought the house, they ignored the fact that it was built on a landfill.Cuando compraron la casa, no hicieron caso al hecho de que estaba construída sobre un basurero.
e. no hacer caso de
The solution is not to simply ignore the problem.La solución no es simplemente no hacer caso del problema.
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neglect(
nih
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glehkt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (lack of attention)
a. la negligencia
(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).
Neglect is considered a form of abuse.La negligencia se considera una forma de maltrato.
b. el descuido
(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 garden became overrun by weeds due to neglect.El jardín quedó invadido por malezas debido al descuido.
c. el abandono
(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 park has been left in a state of neglect for too long.El parque ha quedado en estado de abandono por demasiado tiempo.
d. el incumplimiento
(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).
Kevin was punished for neglect of duty.Kevin fue sancionado por incumplimiento del deber.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The house has fallen into neglect since Margarita became ill.La casa está abandonada desde que se enfermó Margarita.
The roses seem to be in neglect.Parece que las rosas están descuidadas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to not care for)
a. desatender
Guillermo put all his attention on his work and neglected his family and friends.Guillermo puso toda su atención en el trabajo y desatendió a sus amigos y familiares.
b. descuidar
After years of neglecting her health, she has finally started taking care of herself.Después de descuidar su salud por años, por fin ha comenzado a cuidarse.
c. abandonar
She neglected her dog and it got sick.Abandonó a su perro y el animal se enfermó.
3. (to fail to do)
a. desatender
Alexa's mother is upset because Alexa has been neglecting her chores.La madre de Alexa está molesta porque Alexa ha estado desatendiendo sus quehaceres.
b. no cumplir con
Humberto was fired for neglecting his duties at work.Humberto fue despedido por no cumplir con sus deberes en el trabajo.
c. faltar a
The attorney unreasonably neglected his duty to perform due diligence.El abogado injustificadamente faltó a su deber de debida diligencia.
4. (to fail to say)
a. omitir
When you invited me to meet your girlfriend, you neglected to mention that she was a famous movie star.Cuando me invitaste a conocer a tu novia, omitiste mencionar que era una famosa estrella de cine.
5. (to disregard)
a. ignorar
If you continue to neglect your studies, you won't pass this class.Si sigues ignorando tus estudios, no vas a pasar esta clase.
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