Quick answer
"Overcome" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "vencer", and "perhaps" is an adverb which is often translated as "tal vez". Learn more about the difference between "overcome" and "perhaps" below.
overcome(
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vuhr
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kuhm
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to defeat)
a. vencer
At last the knight had overcome his rival.Por fin el caballero había vencido a su rival.
I'm seeing a therapist to try to overcome my fear of flying.Estoy yendo con un terapeuta para intentar vencer el miedo que le tengo a volar.
2. (to overwhelm)
a. adueñarse de
I was overcome by a feeling of happiness when I saw the baby's smile.Se adueñó de mí una sensación de felicidad al ver la sonrisa del bebé.
b. abrumar
When she heard news of the war, Sheila was overcome by despair.Al escuchar las noticas sobre la guerra, a Sheila la abrumó la desesperación.
3. (to get over)
a. dominar
I can't overcome my fear of spiders.No puedo dominar mi miedo a las arañas.
b. superar
Adam overcame enormous difficulties to get to his current position.Adam superó dificultades enormes para llegar a su posición actual.
c. vencer
Mariel believes this technique has helped her overcome her depression.Mariel cree que esta técnica la ha ayudado a vencer su depresión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (win)
a. vencer
I believe that we will overcome and be able to tell the world the truth of this tragedy.Creo que venceremos y que podremos contar la verdad de esta tragedia al mundo.
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perhaps(
puhr
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hahps
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (maybe)
a. tal vez
You can't find your keys? Perhaps you left them in the car.¿No puedes encontrar tus llaves? Tal vez las dejaste en el carro.
b. quizás
Perhaps we'll see each other soon, perhaps we won't.Quizás nos veamos pronto, quizás no.
c. quizá
If we don't want to arrive late, perhaps we should take a taxi.Si no queremos llegar tarde, quizá deberíamos tomar un taxi.
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