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"Utilizar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to use", and "añadir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to add". Learn more about the difference between "utilizar" and "añadir" below.
utilizar(
oo
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tee
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lee
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make use of)
a. to use
Utiliza la llave de rueda para reemplazar esa llanta ponchada.Use this socket wrench to replace that flat tire.
b. to utilize
Los médicos utilizan un sistema para determinar el tratamiento exacto.Doctors utilize a system to determine the exact treatment.
2. (clothing, accessories)
a. to wear
En verano, es recomendable utilizar gafas de sol.During summer, wearing sunglasses is recommended.
3. (to abuse)
a. to take advantage
Hay que utilizar los beneficios de trabajar con el gobierno.One must take advantage of the benefits of working for the government.
4. (to employ)
a. to harness
Ahora pueden utilizar la energía solar para crear electricidad.They can now harness solar energy to create electricity.
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añadir(
ah
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nyah
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deer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to incorporate)
a. to add
Según la receta, tenemos que añadir la harina a la mezcla antes de los huevos.According to the recipe, we have to add the flour to the mix before the eggs.
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