adaptarse

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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to get used to)
a. to adjust
Todavía tengo jet lag y aun no me he podido adaptar a la diferencia horaria.I still have jet lag and I haven't been able to adjust to the time difference.
b. to adapt
Juan y yo nos adaptamos pronto a las costumbres del otro.Juan and I soon adapted to each other's habits.
adaptar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to change the format)
a. to adapt
El director de teatro rechazó que su obra se adaptara a la gran pantalla.The theater director rejected her play being adapted for the big screen.
3. (to rearrange)
a. to adapt
Adaptamos el garaje para celebrar mi fiesta de cumpleaños.We adapted the garage to celebrate my birthday party.
b. to convert
Los niños adaptaron su cuarto como si fuera un castillo.The children converted their bedroom into a castle.
4. (computing)
a. to convert
El informático adaptó la aplicación para usarlo en este proyecto.The computer specialist converted the application so that we could use it on this project.
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adaptar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (modificar)
a. to adapt
un modelo adaptado a condiciones desérticasa model adapted to suit desert conditions
2. (libro, obra de teatro)
a. to adapt
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to adjust
no se ha adaptado al clima localhe hasn't adjusted o got used to the local climate
el nuevo local se adapta a las necesidades de la tiendathe new premises meet o are well suited to the shop's requirements
adaptar
transitive verb
1 (acomodar) to adapt; (encajar) to fit; make suitable;para for; (ajustar) to adjust
2 (Informática) to convert;para to
pronominal verb
adaptarse to adapt;a to
saber adaptarse a las circunstancias to be able to adapt to the circumstances
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