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Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofacoplar.
acopla
-couple
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofacoplar.
acoplá
-couple
Affirmative imperativevosconjugation ofacoplar.

acoplar

acoplar(
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koh
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plahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to hook two vehicles together)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to couple
Los dos hombres acoplaron el remolque al camión.The two men coupled the trailer to the truck.
2. (to put together)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to yoke together (animals)
El granjero acopló los dos bueyes para empezar a labrar el campo.The farmer yoked the two oxen together to start plowing the field.
b. to attach (parts)
Acoplé un disco duro externo a la computadora para tener más espacio de memoria.I attached an external hard disk to the computer so as to have more storage space.
3. (related to electricity)
a. to connect
La máquina solo funcionará cuando acoples los dos cables correctamente.The machine will only work when you connect the two cables correctly.
acoplarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to join together)
a. to fit together
Las piezas de este rompecabezas no se acoplan bien porque están mal recortadas.The pieces of this jigsaw puzzle do not fit together because they haven't been cut properly.
5. (electronics)
a. to produce feedback
Aléjate del altavoz para que no se acople el micro.Get away from the speaker so the microphone doesn't produce feedback.
6. (to pair)
a. to mate
Cuando los caracoles se acoplan no se pueden separar.When snails mate they can't be separated.
7. (aviation)
a. to dock
Los dos aviones se acoplaron en el aire para repostar.The two planes docked in mid-air for refueling.
8. (to acclimate)
a. to settle in
El niño nuevo del colegio se ha acoplado bien a sus compañeros de clase.The new child in school has settled in well with his classmates.
b. to adapt
Fue difícil acoplarme a mi nueva vida en Rusia porque soy latinoamericano.It was hard to adapt to my new life in Russia because I'm Latin American.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to take part)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to join
Puedes acoplarte a nuestro plan de esta tarde si quieres.You can join our plans for this evening if you want to.
b. to go along
Muchos empleados se acoplaron a la protesta contra los recortes.A lot of employees went along to the protest against the cutbacks.
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acoplar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (encajar)
a. to attach, to fit together
2. (adaptar)
a. to adapt, to fit
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (encajar)
a. to fit together
acoplarse a algoto fit something
4. (micrófono)
a. to give feedback
acoplar
transitive verb
1 (unir) (Técnica) to couple; (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to connect; join up; [+carros] to join up; hook up; [+astronaves] to dock; link up; (Latinoamérica) (Ferro) to couple (up)
2 (Zoología) [+animales] to mate; pair; [+bueyes] to yoke; hitch
3 (Dep) to coordinate; [+personas] to associate; bring together; [+opiniones] to reconcile; [+proyectos, esfuerzos] to coordinate
pronominal verb
acoplarse
1 (Zoología) to mate; pair
2 (Aeronáutica) to dock
3 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) to cause feedback
4 (hacer las paces) to make it up; be reconciled
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