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"Qualifies" is a form of "qualify", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "clasificarse". "Qualified" is an adjective which is often translated as "capacitado". Learn more about the difference between "qualified" and "qualifies" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (graduate)
a. titulado (engineer, instructor)
We are not authorized to pay for any repair that is not supervised by a qualified engineer.No estamos autorizados a pagar ninguna reparación que no esté supervisada por un ingeniero titulado.
b. calificado
The school hired a qualified math teacher.La escuela contrató a un maestro de matemáticas calificado.
c. cualificado
Regionalism used in Spain
There's a huge shortage of qualified carpenters.Hay una enorme escasez de carpinteros cualificados.
2. (capable)
a. capacitado
The voters thought he was qualified to lead our country.Los votantes pensaron que estaba capacitado para dirigir nuestro país.
b. capaz
We have a qualified guest speaker who will help us address our water problems.Tenemos un invitado especial capaz que nos ayudará a resolver nuestros problemas de agua.
3. (eligible)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Check with your local school to see if your son is qualified to receive a grant.Averigüe en la escuela más cercana si su hijo reúne los requisitos para recibir un subsidio.
You are not qualified to vote.Usted no reúne los requisitos necesarios para votar.
4. (hedged)
a. con reservas
The mayor gave the plan his qualified approval.El alcalde aprobó el plan con reservas.
b. limitado
My attempt at baking a cake was a qualified success.Mi intento de hornear un pastel tuvo un éxito limitado.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (sports)
a. clasificarse
Only three athletes in the country can qualify for this event.Solo tres deportistas del país pueden clasificarse para esta prueba.
2. (to obtain a qualification; used with "as")
a. sacar el título de
Phyllis qualified as a lawyer when she was only 22.Phyllis sacó el título de abogada cuando tenía solo 22 años.
b. obtener la licencia de
After years of study, I finally qualified as a doctor.Después de años de estudio, por fin obtuve la licencia de médico.
c. recibirse de
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
She will qualify as a geologist once she has defended her dissertation.Una vez que haya defendido la tesis, se recibirá de geóloga.
3. (to be eligible for; used with "for")
a. tener derecho a
Employees qualify for their pensions after two years of service.Los empleados tienen derecho a la pensión después de dos años de servicio.
4. (to satisfy the criteria)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He may rightly qualify as a Baroque painter.Bien se le puede considerar un pintor barroco.
To qualify as valid, the form has to bear an official stamp.Para que se dé por válido, el formulario debe llevar el sello oficial.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to equip)
a. capacitar
The training qualifies you to operate the forklift.La formación te capacita para operar el montacargas.
6. (to limit)
a. matizar
The senator tried to qualify his controversial statement.El senador intentó matizar su polémica afirmación.
7. (to make eligible)
a. dar derecho a
Your disability qualifies you for government assistance.Su discapacidad le da derecho a una prestación del gobierno.
8. (grammar)
a. calificar
In this sentence, a noun is qualifying another noun.En esta oración, un sustantivo califica a otro sustantivo.
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