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"Improve" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "mejorar", and "enrich" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "enriquecer". Learn more about the difference between "improve" and "enrich" below.
improve(
ihm
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pruv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make better)
a. mejorar
Our main objective is to improve working conditions.Nuestro objetivo primordial es el de mejorar las condiciones de trabajo.
b. hacer mejoras en (real estate)
If we want to increase the rent, we'll have to improve the house.Si queremos subir el alquiler, tendremos que hacer mejoras en la casa.
2. (to increase)
a. aumentar
They plan to improve the company's productivity by introducing new technology.Tienen proyectado aumentar la productividad de la empresa introduciendo nueva tecnología.
3. (to better oneself)
a. superarse
She does everything she can to improve herself.Hace lo imposible por superarse.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to get better)
a. mejorar
As you gain more experience driving, you will improve.Mejorarás a medida que adquieras mayor experiencia conduciendo.
5. (to increase)
a. aumentar
For the crop production to improve, we'd need a much better irrigation system.Para aumentar el rendimiento de los cultivos, necesitaríamos un sistema de regadío mucho mejor.
6. (to get better after an illness)
a. mejorar
Her condition has improved, but it's too soon to talk about total recovery.Su estado ha mejorado, pero es demasiado pronto para hablar de una recuperación total.
b. mejorarse
Let's hope he improves soon.Esperemos que se mejore pronto.
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enrich(
ehn
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rihch
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to improve)
a. enriquecer
Billy has found that doing yoga every day has greatly enriched his life.Billy ha descubierto que hacer yoga todos los días ha enriquecido mucho su vida.
2. (to make rich)
a. enriquecer
The colonies had enriched Spain to the point where it was the most powerful nation in the world.Las colonias habían enriquecido a España hasta el punto en que era la nación más poderosa del mundo.
3. (to add nutrients)
a. enriquecer
The food industry is now able to enrich their products with different vitamins and minerals.La industria alimentaria ya tienen la capacidad de enriquecer sus productos con diferentes vitaminas y minerales.
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