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"Watch TV" is a phrase which is often translated as "ver la tele", and "see" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ver". Learn more about the difference between "watch TV" and "see" below.
watch TV(
wach
 
ti
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vi
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ver la tele
I didn't do anything this weekend except watch TV.No hice nada más este fin de semana que ver la tele.
b. mirar la tele
The children can watch TV after they've finished their homework.Los niños pueden mirar la tele después de terminar sus tareas.
c. ver tele
I don't like to watch TV.No me gusta ver tele.
d. mirar tele
You shouldn't watch so much TV. You're going to rot your brains.No deben mirar tanta tele. Se van a atontar.
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see(
si
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to perceive)
a. ver
We've seen a number of houses, but now we have to choose one.Hemos visto varias casas, pero ahora nos toca escoger una.
2. (to comprehend)
a. ver
I see your point; eating ice cream before working out is not a good idea.Veo lo que quieres decir; comer helado antes de hacer ejercicio no es buena idea.
b. entender
Do you see what I mean?¿Entiendes lo que te digo?
3. (to find out)
a. ver
Go see who is at the door.Ve a ver quién está en la puerta.
b. averiguar
I'm going to go see what all the commotion is.Voy a averiguar la causa del alboroto.
4. (to make sure)
a. asegurarse de
I'll see to it that you get a present.Me aseguraré de que recibas un regalo.
5. (to visualize)
a. imaginar
I can already see myself on the beach. I can't wait for my vacation!Ya me imagino en la playa. ¡Qué ganas tengo de estar de vacaciones!
6. (to visit)
a. ver
I saw my parents just last weekend.Acabo de ver a mis padres el fin de semana pasado.
7. (to receive)
a. ver
If you want the lawyer to see you, you'll have to make an appointment.Si quieren que les vea el abogado, tendrán que pedir cita.
b. atender
Go into the waiting room, please. The doctor will see you right away.Pase a la sala de espera, por favor. El médico le atenderá enseguida.
8. (to date)
a. salir con
Did you know that Ana is seeing a coworker?¿Sabías que Ana sale con un compañero del trabajo?
9. (to accompany)
a. acompañar
I'll see you to the door.Te acompaño a la puerta.
10. (to regard)
a. ver
I see Jake as a friend more than a future partner.Yo veo a Jake como amigo más bien que una futura pareja.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
11. (to perceive)
a. ver
Cats can see in the dark.Los gatos pueden ver en la oscuridad.
12. (to understand)
a. ver
Right now I don't expect you to understand, but one day you'll see.Ahora mismo no espero que lo entiendas, pero un día lo verás.
13. (to find out)
a. averiguar
I'm going to go see if the food is ready.Voy a averiguar si está lista la comida.
14. (to consider)
a. ver
We'll just have to see how this all turns out.Tendremos que esperar a ver cómo terminará esta situación.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
15. (religion)
a. la sede
(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).
The Holy See is the central governing body of the Roman Catholic church.La Santa Sede es el gobierno central de la Iglesia católica romana.
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