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"Older" is an adjective which is often translated as "mayor", and "arrange" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ordenar". Learn more about the difference between "older" and "arrange" below.
older(
ol
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duhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. mayor
Just because you're older than me doesn't mean you're smarter.Tan solo porque eres mayor que yo no significa que seas más inteligente.
b. más viejo
I married a man who's older than me.Me casé con un hombre más viejo que yo.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm three years older than my brother.Tengo tres años más que mi hermano.
My sister is two years older than me.Mi hermana me lleva dos años.
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arrange(
uh
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reynj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in order)
a. ordenar
I like to arrange my books by size.Me gusta ordenar los libros por tamaño.
b. colocar
The desks were arranged in a row.Los pupitres estaban colocados en fila.
c. arreglar
She has a gift for arranging flowers.Tiene un don para arreglar flores.
d. disponer
The waiter arranged the silverware for each of the guests.El mesero dispuso los cubiertos para cada comensal.
2. (to plan)
a. organizar
I've arranged a meeting with the client for tomorrow.He organizado una reunión con el cliente para mañana.
b. fijar
We should arrange a date to launch the product.Deberíamos fijar una fecha para lanzar el producto.
c. acordar
The social committee arranged the church's social events for the month.El comité social acordó los eventos sociales del mes de la iglesia.
d. quedar
We arranged a catered lunch for the business meeting.Quedamos en una comida con servicio de banquetes para la reunión de negocios.
3. (music)
a. hacer los arreglos de
The producer arranged the main theme of the film.El productor hizo los arreglos del tema principal de la película.
b. adaptar
She arranged the song to be played by an orchestra.Adaptó la canción para tocarla en orquesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to make plans; used with "for")
a. encargarse de
I arranged for all the procedures for the move.Me encargué de todo el proceso de mudanza.
b. pedir que
Monica arranged for her daughter to meet her best friend's son.Mónica pidió que su hija conociera al hijo de su mejor amiga.
5. (to reach an agreement)
a. acordar
I arranged with my husband to take vacation in September.Acordé con mi marido que me tomaría vacaciones en septiembre.
b. quedar
We arranged to meet at the door to the movie theater.Quedamos en que nos encontraríamos en la puerta del cine.
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