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"Insist" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "insistir en", and "propose" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "proponer". Learn more about the difference between "insist" and "propose" below.
insist(
ihn
-
sihst
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reiterate)
a. insistir en
The waiter insisted that they were out of beer.El camarero insistió en que ya no les quedaba cerveza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be determined)
a. insistir
Will you come? - If you insist.¿Vendrás? - Si insistes.
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propose(
pruh
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poz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to suggest)
a. proponer
Everybody laughed at the plan I proposed and suggested a new strategy.Todos se rieron del plan que propuse y sugirieron una nueva estrategia.
2. (to offer)
a. proponer
I propose we take a break now and continue in ten minutes.Propongo que hagamos un descanso ahora y que continuemos en diez minutos.
b. presentar
The president proposed an amendment to the constitution.El presidente presentó una enmienda a la constitución.
3. (to nominate)
a. proponer
I am honored that you have proposed me as the new manager of the company.Es un honor que me hayas propuesto como nuevo gerente de la empresa.
4. (to intend)
a. proponerse
He proposed going for a run, but the rain ruined his plans.Se proponía ir a correr, pero la lluvia arruinó sus planes.
b. tener pensado
I propose to invest in real estate.Tengo pensado invertir en bienes raíces.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to offer marriage)
a. proponer matrimonio
My boyfriend proposed to me during our vacation in France.Mi novio me propuso matrimonio cuando estábamos de vacaciones en Francia.
b. pedir en matrimonio
Tonight I'm going to propose to my girlfriend after a romantic dinner.Esta noche voy a pedir en matrimonio a mi novia después de una cena romántica.
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