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"Imply" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "insinuar", and "mean" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "significar". Learn more about the difference between "imply" and "mean" below.
imply(
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play
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to suggest)
a. insinuar
The store clerk implied that I didn't have enough money to buy the suit.El dependiente insinuó que no tenía suficiente dinero para comprar el traje.
2. (to involve)
a. implicar
Being a parent implies a lot of responsibility.Ser un padre implica mucha responsabilidad.
b. suponer
You need to be prepared for the costs that the project implies.Tienes que estar preparado para los gastos que el proyecto supone.
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mean(
min
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to signify)
a. significar
"Monsieur" means "sir" in French."Monsieur" significa "señor" en francés.
b. querer decir
What does this paragraph mean?¿Qué quiere decir este párrafo?
2. (to refer to)
a. querer decir
What did you mean when you said you didn't think this was working?¿Qué quisiste decir cuando dijiste que esto no está funcionando?
3. (to imply)
a. referirse
When I said I didn't want to talk to anybody, I didn't mean you.Cuando dije que no quería hablar con nadie, no me refería a ti.
4. (to intend)
a. tener la intención de
I didn't mean to say the things that I said. I'm sorry.No tuve la intención de decir lo que dije. Lo siento.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (average)
a. la media
(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 mean of the above numbers is 22.La media de los números anteriores es 22.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6. (nasty)
a. malo
You're so mean! All you ever do is criticize me!¡Eres tan malo! ¡Te pasas el día criticándome!
b. mezquino
You have to demonstrate that the teacher is being mean and not just being strict.Tienes que demostrar que el profesor está siendo mezquino y no simplemente estricto.
7. (miserly)
a. tacaño
Her first husband was wealthy but mean. He hated to spend money.Su primer marido era rico pero tacaño. Odiaba gastar dinero.
b. mezquino
Ebenezer Scrooge was a very mean individual when it came to money.Ebenezer Scrooge fue un hombre muy mezquino en lo que tenía que ver con el dinero.
8. (average)
a. medio
Find the mean number of girls born in families with six children.Encuentra el número medio de niñas nacidas en familias con seis hijos.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(excellent)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. increíble
I can make you a mean lemonade if you hang on a sec.Te puedo preparar una limonada increíble si me esperas tantito.
b. bestial (slang)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
You can make a mean salsa with canned tomatoes.Se puede hacer una salsa bestial con tomates en lata.
means
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (method)
a. el medio
(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).
Politics only ennobles when it is a means to serve others.La política sólo enaltece cuando es un medio para servir al prójimo.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11. (reasons)
a. los medios
(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 means are justified if we consider all options.Los medios están justificados si consideramos todas las opciones.
12. (wealth)
a. los recursos
(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 thief lacks the means to pay a good lawyer.El ladrón no tiene los recursos para pagar un buen abogado.
b. los medios
(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).
Not everyone has the means to pursue higher education.No todo el mundo tiene los medios para proseguir los estudios superiores.
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