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"Infuse" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "infundir", and "haunt" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "rondar". Learn more about the difference between "infuse" and "haunt" below.
infuse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to instill)
a. infundir
The manager succeeded in infusing his frustrated employees with more enthusiasm for the job.El gerente logró infundirles más entusiasmo por el trabajo a sus frustrados empleados.
2. (to steep)
a. hacer una infusión de
I infused the vanilla bean in alcohol so as to extract its flavor.Hice una infusión del grano de vainilla en alcohol para extraer su sabor.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to steep)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
if you want a stronger flavor, you should let the herbs infuse in the alcohol overnight.Si quieres un sabor más fuerte, debes dejar las hierbas en infusión en el alcohol durante la noche.
We have to let these tea leaves infuse longer than usual.Tenemos que dejar estas hojas de té en infusión por más tiempo que lo usual.
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haunt(
hant
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to inhabit as a spirit)
a. rondar
They say a mysterious creature haunts this cave.Dicen que una criatura misteriosa ronda esta cueva.
Two ghostly hounds haunt this farm.Dos perros fantasmales rondan esta granja.
b. aparecerse en
The ghost of a murdered man haunts that old mansion on the hill.El fantasma de un hombre asesinado se aparece en esa vieja mansión de la colina.
2. (to go frequently to)
a. frecuentar
He's a disreputable type who haunts the kind of place where you wouldn't want to bring your mother.Es un tipo de mala reputación, que frecuenta esa clase de sitios a los que no llevarías a tu madre.
3. (to torment)
a. obsesionar
The veteran's tour in Vietnam continues to haunt him.Al veterano todavía sigue obsesionándole el tiempo que pasó en Vietnam.
b. perseguir
The memory of the accident still haunts her.El recuerdo del accidente aún la persigue.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (favorite spot)
a. el lugar predilecto
(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 found him in his usual haunt, a bar in Greenwich Village.Lo encontré en su lugar predilecto, un bar de Greenwich Village.
b. el lugar favorito
(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).
My artist friend is going to take us to one of her favorite haunts downtown.Mi amiga artista nos va a llevar a uno de sus lugares favoritos del centro de la ciudad.
5. (place that attracts a certain kind of person)
a. el lugar frecuentado
(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 city was a haunt for spies during the Cold War.Durante la Guerra Fría, la ciudad era un lugar frecuentado por espías.
b. el punto de encuentro
(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 restaurant is a celebrity haunt.El restaurante es un punto de encuentro de celebridades.
c. la guarida
(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).
That neighborhood is a haunt for criminals and vandals.Ese barrio es una guarida de criminales y vándalos.
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