aparecer
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aparecer(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to show up)
a. to appear
Este tipo de flor apareció aquí en nuestra ciudad por primera vez el año pasadoThis type of flower appeared here in our city for the first time last year.
b. to turn up
¿Ya apareció la babysitter?Has the babysitter turned up yet?
2. (to reappear)
a. to turn up
¡Por fin apareció mi anillo!My ring finally turned up!
3. (to be published)
a. to come out
Mi artículo aparecerá en esa revista el mes que viene.My article will come out in that magazine next month.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to make visible)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to make appear
El mago apareció una paloma.The magician made a dove appear.
aparecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to show up)
a. to appear
Un ángel se me apareció en un sueño.An angel appeared to me in a dream.
b. to turn up
Mi hermana se apareció en mi casa de sorpresa.My sister turned up at my house unannounced.
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aparecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (ante la vista)
a. to appear
2. (publicación)
a. to come out
su número de teléfono no aparece en la guíaher phone number isn't (listed) in the phone book
3. (algo perdido)
a. to turn up
¿ya ha aparecido el perro?has the dog been found yet?
4. (persona)
a. to appear
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
aparecer porto turn up at
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (santo)
a. to appear
se le apareció la Virgenthe Virgin Mary appeared to him
7. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to turn up
siempre se aparece suciohe always turns up dirty
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aparecer
intransitive verb
1 (presentarse) to appear; turn up (familiar)
apareció en casa sin avisar he appeared o turned up (familiar) at the house without warning
de vez en cuando aparece por aquí
apareció borracho he turned up drunk
2 [+algo oculto] to appear; turn up (familiar)
aparecieron dos nuevos cadáveres en la fosa two more bodies appeared o turned up (familiar) in the trench
3 [+algo perdido] to reappear; turn up (familiar)
ya ha aparecido mi paraguas my umbrella has finally reappeared o turned up (familiar)
4 (surgir) to appear
han aparecido los primeros síntomas the first symptoms have appeared; han aparecido pintadas en la fachada del ayuntamiento some graffiti has appeared on the front of the town hall
5 (editarse) [+libro, disco] to come out
6 (figurar) [+dato, nombre] to appear
su nombre no aparece en el documento
mi nombre no aparece en el censo electoral my name does not appear on the electoral register; my name is not on the electoral register; aparece brevemente en una película reciente he appears briefly in a recent film
pronominal verb
aparecerse [+fantasma, espíritu] to appear
Nuestra Señora se apareció a Bernadette Our Lady appeared to Bernadette
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "aparecer"
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hacer aparecer como culpable
to frame
aparecer como invitado
to appear as a guest
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