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"Imply" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "insinuar", and "mention" is a noun which is often translated as "la mención". Learn more about the difference between "imply" and "mention" below.
imply(
ihm
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play
)
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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mention(
mehn
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shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (reference)
a. la mención
(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'm astounded that the dinosaur documentary didn't even have a mention of Mary Anning.Estoy asombrado de que el documental de dinosaurios no hiciera ni siquiera una mención a Mary Anning.
2. (formal citation)
a. la mención
(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 activist received an honorable mention for her struggle for inclusion at the university.La activista recibió una mención honorífica por su lucha por la inclusión en la universidad.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to allude)
a. mencionar
Sarah didn't mention you were coming with us today.Sarah no mencionó que venías con nosotros hoy.
b. decir
Promise me you won't mention my secret to anyone!¡Prométeme que no le dirás a nadie mi secreto!
c. hablar
Did I tell you about Richard's part? - Yes, you already mentioned him to me.¿Te expliqué el papel de Richard? - Sí, ya me hablaste de él.
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