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"Epidemia" is a noun which is often translated as "epidemic", and "negar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to deny". Learn more about the difference between "epidemia" and "negar" below.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. epidemic
Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud recomiendan vacunarse contra la epidemia de gripe.The National Institutes of Health recommend to get vaccinated against the influenza epidemic.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to refute)
a. to deny
La senadora negó haber cometido un crimen.The senator denied having committed a crime.
2. (to withhold something)
a. to refuse
El oficial nos negó su ayuda.The official refused to help us.
b. to deny
Nos negaron el uso de la piscina del hotel porque no éramos huéspedes.They denied us use of the hotel pool because we weren't guests.
3. (to reject)
a. to disown
Se marchó y negó a su familia.He left and disowned his family.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to decline; often used with "a")
a. to refuse
Me niego a pagar cinco dólares de envío por algo que solo cuesta un dólar.I refuse to pay five dollars to ship something that only costs a dollar.
Rodolfo se niega a aceptar que la boda está cancelada.Rodolfo refuses to believe that the wedding is canceled.
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