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"Look at" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "mirar", and "view" is a noun which is often translated as "la vista". Learn more about the difference between "look at" and "view" below.
look at(
look
 
aht
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to observe)
a. mirar
Look at the moon. It's so beautiful tonight.Mira la luna. Es tan hermosa esta noche.
2. (to consider)
a. considerar
We plan to look at three options before making a decision.Planeamos considerar tres opciones antes de tomar una decisión.
b. estudiar
You'll need to look at the problem from different points of view in order to come up with the best solution.Tendrás que estudiar el problema desde diferentes puntos de vista con el fin de llegar a la mejor solución.
c. enfocar
Did you do well in the contest? - That depends on how you look at it.¿Tuviste éxito en el concurso? - Eso depende de cómo lo enfocas.
d. mirar
You should look at the problem from her point of view.Deberías mirar el problema desde su perspectiva.
3. (to check)
a. examinar
The nurse went to look at Dr. Sergio's patient.La enfermera fue a revisar el paciente del Dr. Sergio.
b. revisar
My mechanic looked at my car, but couldn't find anything wrong with it.Mi mecánico revisó el coche, pero no pudo encontrar nada malo.
4. (to contemplate)
a. calcular
How much does it cost to study here? - You're looking at close to $10,000 pesos per month on average.¿Cuánto cuesta estudiar aquí? - Calculo que será cerca de $10,000 pesos por mes en promedio.
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view(
vyu
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (line of vision)
a. la vista
(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).
The view of the stage was not great from where I was sitting.Desde donde estaba sentado la vista del escenario no era muy buena.
2. (panorama)
a. la vista
(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).
The view of the Himalayas from their window was breathtaking.La vista del Himalaya desde su ventana era impresionante.
3. (opinion)
a. la opinión
(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).
My view is that you should always tip at least 15 percent.Mi opinión es que siempre se debe dar por lo menos 15 por ciento de propina.
b. el parecer
(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).
In my view, golf is just a game and not a sport.A mi parecer, el golf es solo un juego y no un deporte.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to observe)
a. ver
It's better to view the solar eclipse with special glasses.Es mejor ver al eclipse solar con lentes especiales.
5. (to regard)
a. ver
She views every relationship as a learning opportunity.Ella ve cada relación como una oportunidad para aprender.
b. considerar
You need to view this setback as a growth opportunity.Tienes que considerar este contratiempo como una oportunidad para crecer.
6. (to inspect)
a. ver
I need to view the property without pressure.Tengo que ver la propiedad sin presión.
7. (television)
a. ver
Once you rent the episode, you can only view it for 24 hours.Una vez que alquilas el episodio, solo puedes verlo durante 24 horas.
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