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"Quest" is a noun which is often translated as "la búsqueda", and "seek" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "buscar". Learn more about the difference between "quest" and "seek" below.
quest(
kwehst
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (search)
a. la búsqueda
(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).
There's a generalized quest for success in our society that is leading us nowhere.Hay una búsqueda generalizada del éxito en nuestra sociedad que no nos lleva a ningún lado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to search)
a. ir en busca de
In the book, the characters are questing for a magical object that will supposedly bring world peace.En el libro, los personajes van en busca de un objeto mágico que supuestamente traerá paz al mundo.
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seek(
sik
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to look for)
a. buscar
The prime minister sent envoys to seek allies.El primer ministro envió emisarios a buscar aliados.
2. (to ask for)
a. pedir
It is not too late to seek help.No es demasiado tarde para pedir ayuda.
3. (to try)
a. intentar
Napoleon sought to conquer all of Europe.Napoleón intentaba conquistar toda Europa.
b. tratar
They are seeking to prevent the spread of the disease.Están tratando de impedir que se extienda la epidemia.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to search; used with "for")
a. buscar
I feel as if I've been seeking for you all my life.Siento que te he estado buscando toda la vida.
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