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"Obscure" is an adjective which is often translated as "oscuro", and "conceal" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ocultar". Learn more about the difference between "obscure" and "conceal" below.
obscure
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not well-known)
a. oscuro (artist, book)
I just discovered an obscure recording of Beny Moré singing with Trio Matamoros.Acabo de descubrir una oscura grabación de Beny Moré cantando con el Trio Matamoros.
b. poco conocido (artist, book)
This bookstore specializes in vintage and obscure books.Esta librería se especializa en libros antiguos y poco conocidos.
c. perdido (place)
The sailor was shipwrecked on an obscure island in the Pacific.El marinero naufragó en una isla perdida del Pacífico.
d. recóndito (place)
He abandoned a career in politics to retire to an obscure town in Appalachia.Abandonó una carrera política para retirarse a un pueblo recóndito de Appalachia.
2. (hard to understand)
a. oscuro
The song had some obscure references to Restoration literature.La canción contenía algunas referencias oscuras a la literatura de la Restauración.
b. poco claro
The meaning of the poem is obscure, but I still enjoy it.El significado del poema es poco claro, pero de todos modos me gusta.
c. extraño (reason)
She would only let us use that frying pan for omelettes for some obscure reason.Solo nos permitía usar esa sartén para tortillas por alguna razón extraña.
3. (imprecise)
a. vago (feeling, memory)
I had the obscure impression that the suspect was lying to us.Tenía la vaga impresión de que el sospechoso nos estaba mintiendo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to hide)
a. ocultar
The mural was partially obscured in the fog.La niebla ocultaba parcialmente el mural.
5. (to make unclear)
a. oscurecer
I wish he didn't always write lyrics that obscured the meaning so much.Quisiera que no escribiera siempre letras que oscurecieran tanto el significado.
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conceal(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hide)
a. ocultar
She never suspected that he was concealing his true identity all along.Ella jamás sospechó que había ocultado su verdadera identidad desde el principio.
b. esconder
The controls for the oven are cleverly concealed behind a sliding panel.Los botones de control del horno están ingeniosamente escondidos detrás de un panel corredizo.
c. disimular
He found it hard to conceal his disappointment when the election result was read out.Cuando se anunció el resultado de las elecciones, le costó disimular su decepción.
d. encubrir
He admitted conspiring to conceal evidence and mislead the trial.Admitió haber conspirado para encubrir las evidencias e inducir a error el proceso.
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