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"Ordain" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ordenar", and "order" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "ordenar". Learn more about the difference between "ordain" and "order" below.
ordain
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (religious)
a. ordenar
The church ordained Martin as a minister.La iglesia ordenó a Martín como ministro.
2. (to decree)
a. decretar
The king ordained that those nobles he deemed disloyal lose their titles.El rey decretó que aquellos nobles que él consideraba desleales perdieran sus títulos.
b. ordenar
The dictator ordained restrictions on the public's liberty.El dictador ordenó restricciones a la libertad de los ciudadanos.
c. disponer
The judge ordained a six month investigation before continuing with the trial.El juez dispuso seis meses de investigación antes de reanudar el juicio.
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order(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to command)
a. ordenar
I order you to bring me a partridge in a pear tree.Te ordeno que me traigas una perdiz en un peral.
2. (to request)
a. pedir
I'm going to order a slice of apple pie.Voy a pedir una rebanada de pay de manzana.
b. encargar
You didn't order the rolls for Christmas dinner?¿No encargaste los bolillos para la cena de Navidad?
3. (to arrange)
a. ordenar
Can you explain to me how you ordered these files?¿Me puedes explicar cómo ordenaste estas carpetas?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to place a request)
a. pedir
Don't rush over; we still haven't ordered.No te apures; todavía no hemos pedido.
b. ordenar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Are you guys ready to order yet?¿Ya están listos para ordenar?
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (command)
a. la orden
(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).
Was that an order or a request?¿Fue una orden o una petición?
6. (something requested or bought)
a. el pedido
(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).
The delivery of your order is delayed.La entrega de su pedido está retrasado.
7. (sequence or arrangement)
a. el orden
(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).
I don't understand the order of these chapters. Why is the fourth one before the second?No entiendo el orden de estos capítulos. ¿Por qué viene el cuarto antes del segundo?
8. (peace)
a. el orden
(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).
It was impossible to maintain order during the riot.Fue imposible mantener el orden durante la manifestación.
9. (legal judgement)
a. la orden
(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 court issued an order granting the petition for a writ of certiorari.El tribunal emitió una orden para conceder la petición de auto de avocación.
10. (formal group)
a. la orden
(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).
He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow.Fue introducido en la Orden de la Flecha.
11. (level)
a. el nivel
(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).
His desserts are of the highest order, especially his chocolate flan cake.Sus postres son del nivel más alto, en particular su pastel de chocolate.
12. (system)
a. el orden
(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).
The birth of the internet gave rise to a new world order.El nacimiento del Internet dio lugar a un nuevo orden mundial.
13. (biology)
a. el orden
(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).
Dire wolves, now extinct, were members of the scientific order Carnivora.Los lobos gigantes, ahora extintos, eran miembros del orden científico Carnivora.
14. (architecture)
a. el orden
(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 column is an example of the Corinthian order.Esta columna es ejemplar del orden corintio.
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