Quick answer
"Located" is a form of "locate", a transitive verb which is often translated as "ubicar". "Placed" is a form of "place", a noun which is often translated as "el lugar". Learn more about the difference between "located" and "placed" below.
locate(
lo
-
keyt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to position)
a. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We decided to locate the pond near the entrance to the park.Decidimos ubicar el estanque cerca de la entrada al parque.
b. situar
The mall always locates the Christmas tree in the central rotunda.El centro comercial siempre sitúa el árbol de Navidad en la rotonda central.
2. (to find)
a. ubicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I can't seem to locate the fault in the circuit.No puedo ubicar la falla en el circuito.
b. localizar
We used ground sonar to find the leak in the water supply.Utilizamos un sonar terrestre para localizar la fuga del suministro de agua.
c. encontrar
The police are trying to locate a missing boy.La policía está intentando encontrar a un niño perdido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to become established)
a. establecerse
The restaurant plans to locate in Auburn.El restaurante planea establecerse en Auburn.
b. instalarse
The company will locate in Boston.La empresa se instalará en Boston.
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place(
plehihs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical location)
a. el lugar
(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).
We visit the same place every summer.Visitamos el mismo lugar todos los veranos.
b. el sitio
(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).
This is a good place to stop and camp for the night.Este es un buen sitio para parar y acampar durante la noche.
2. (house)
a. la casa
(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).
Why don't we all go to my place for dinner?¿Por qué no vamos todos a mi casa a cenar?
3. (seat)
a. el asiento
(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).
Please take your places; the show is about to start.Favor de tomar sus asientos. Dentro de poco empezará la presentación.
b. la plaza
(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).
Sorry, there aren't any places left.Lo siento, no quedan plazas libres.
4. (position)
a. el lugar
(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).
Try to put yourself in my place.Intente ponerse en mi lugar.
b. el puesto
(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).
(job)
I'd love to find a place in that company.Me encantaría encontrar un puesto en esa empresa.
c. la posición
(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).
(rank)
He took first place at the tournament.Quedó en primera posición en el torneo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to put)
a. poner
Help me place this in that box.Ayúdeme a poner esto en esa caja.
b. colocar
We reached an agreement with the store to have our products placed near the front.Llegamos a un acuerdo con la tienda para colocar nuestros productos en la entrada.
6. (to estimate)
a. estimar
The medical examiner placed the time of death at ten.El forense estimó la hora de muerte a las diez.
b. ubicar
I couldn't place him when he first greeted me.No lo pude ubicar cuando me saludó.
7. (commerce)
a. hacer
Our clients placed a new order at the trade show.Nuestros clientes nos hicieron un pedido en la feria.
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