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"Learn new things" is a phrase which is often translated as "aprender cosas nuevas", and "meet new people" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "conocer gente". Learn more about the difference between "learn new things" and "meet new people" below.
learn new things
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. aprender cosas nuevas
I like to go to school because I like to learn new things.Me gusta ir a la escuela porque me gusta aprender cosas nuevas.
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meet new people
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become acquainted with new people)
a. conocer gente
What I enjoy the most about travelling is meeting new people and visiting exotic places.Lo que más me gusta de viajar es conocer gente y visitar lugares exóticos.
b. conocer gente nueva
I like driving a cab because I like to meet new people.Me gusta conducir un taxi porque me encanta conocer gente nueva.
c. conocer nuevas personas
It's hard to meet new people when you live in the country.Es difícil conocer nuevas personas cuando vives en el campo.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. conoce gente nueva
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Go to the party and meet new people!¡Ve a la fiesta y conoce gente nueva!
b. conoce nuevas personas
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Meet new people, and you won't be so lonely.Conoce nuevas personas y no te sentirás tan solo.
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