alcanzar a ver

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alcanzar a ver
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to see breifly)
a. to glimpse
Aparte de alcanzar a ver algún pájaro o alguna ardilla, sentíamos que estábamos completamente solos en el bosque.Other than glimpsing a bird or a squirrel, we felt as if we were completely alone in the forest.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Tuvo un arrebato repentino y por fin alcanzamos ver sus verdaderos sentimientos.He had a sudden outburst and we finally got a glimpse of his true feelings.
Jenny alcanzó a ver a su amiga entre la multitud pero no logró llegar adonde estaba.Jenny caught a glimpse her friend in the crowd but wasn't able to get to where she was.
2. (to be able to see)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Crees que aún nos de tiempo para alcanzar a ver la película? - Si nos vamos ahora mismo, puede que lleguemos durante los tráilerers.Do you think we're still on time for the movie? - If we leave right away, we might get there during the previews.
Estás demasiado cerca de la situación para alcanzar a ver lo que realmente está sucediendo.You're too close to the situation to see what's really happening.
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