Quick answer
"Offer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ofrecer", and "light up" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "iluminarse". Learn more about the difference between "offer" and "light up" below.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to present or proffer)
a. ofrecer
I offered my brother help with the purchase of his house.Le ofrecí apoyo con la compra de su casa a mi hermano.
My neighbor offered me a slice of the nut bread she had made.Mi vecina me ofreció una rebanada del pan de nueces que había preparado.
b. sugerir (idea or solution)
He offered a solution that might well satisfy both parties.Sugirió una solución que bien podría satisfacer a ambas partes.
c. dar (advice or excuse)
Could you offer some advice on how to start a company from scratch?¿Puede darme algún consejo sobre cómo crear una empresa desde cero?
d. hacer (suggestion or comment)
She offered some interesting comments on the role of education.Hizo varios comentarios interesantes sobre el papel de la educación.
2. (to express readiness to)
a. ofrecerse
I think you should have offered to do it for free.Creo que deberías haberte ofrecido a hacerlo gratis.
3. (to provide)
a. ofrecer
We can offer you a vast range of services.Podemos ofrecerle un amplio abanico de servicios.
b. brindar (opportunity)
This program offers you the opportunity to learn German.Este programa te brinda la oportunidad de aprender alemán.
4. (to show)
a. ofrecer
It has been designed to offer the least air resistance.Ha sido diseñado para ofrecer la mínima resistencia al aire.
b. oponer
He didn't offer any resistance to his captors.No opuso ninguna resistencia a sus secuestradores.
5. (religion)
a. ofrecer
He was prepared to offer his son as a sacrifice.Estaba dispuesto a ofrecer a su hijo en sacrificio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to express readiness)
a. ofrecerse
You knew I needed help but never offered.Sabías que necesitaba ayuda pero nunca te ofreciste.
7. (to present itself)
a. surgir
I'll raise the subject when opportunity offers.Sacaré a relucir el tema en cuanto surja la oportunidad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
8. (proposal)
a. la oferta
(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).
I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.Le haré una oferta que no podrá rechazar.
9. (reduced price)
a. la oferta
(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).
View our offers on seasonal items.Consulta nuestras ofertas en los artículos de temporada.
10. (purchase price)
a. la oferta
(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).
No offers under $50,000 will be accepted.No se aceptarán ofertas por debajo de los $50,000.
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light up
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 animate)
a. iluminarse
Matt's eyes light up when he talks about Eva.Los ojos de Matt se iluminan cuando habla de Eva.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to light something in order to smoke it)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Eddie pulled out a pack of cigarettes and we lit up.Eddie sacó una cajetilla y encendimos cada uno un cigarrillo.
I passed Nigel a lighter and he lit up.Le pasé un encendedor a Nigel y prendió una pipa.
3. (to illuminate)
a. iluminarse
At night, the bridge lights up and changes colors.En la noche, el puente se ilumina y cambia de color.
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
4. (to animate)
a. iluminar
Olivia lights up my life.Olivia me ilumina la vida.
5. (to ignite)
a. encender
Nicole lit up a cigarette, took a drag, and sipped some coffee.Nicole encendió un cigarrillo, dio una chupada y tomó un sorbo de café.
6. (to illuminate)
a. iluminar
The fireworks lit up the sky.Los fuegos pirotécnicos iluminaron el cielo.
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