articulate
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articulate(
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tihk
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yoo
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leyt
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tihk
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yoo
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to express)
a. expresar
Peter clearly and respectfully articulated his feelings.Peter expresó sus sentimientos de forma clara y respetuosa.
b. articular
Their discourse is articulated around a new concept of freedom.Su discurso se articula en torno a un nuevo concepto de libertad.
2. (to pronounce)
a. articular
My little girl articulates her words so clearly that I can barely believe she's only three.Mi hijita articula las palabras con tanta claridad que me cuesta creer que tenga solo tres años.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to express oneself)
a. expresarse
I'm sorry. After working for 18 hours, I'm too tired to articulate clearly.Lo siento. Después de trabajar 18 horas, estoy demasiado cansado para expresarme con claridad.
4. (to join)
a. articularse
The patella articulates with the femur and the tibia.La rótula se articula con el fémur y con la tibia.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (intelligible)
a. articulado
Nick's speech was well reasoned and articulate.El discurso de Nick estaba bien fundamentado y articulado.
b. elocuente
I was impressed by the articulate young woman who spoke at the convention.La elocuente joven que habló en la convención me dejó impresionado.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is articulate but banal.Tiene facilidad para expresarse, pero lo que dice es banal.
The new prime minister is very articulate compared to the previous one.El nuevo primer ministro se expresa muy bien en comparación con el anterior.
6. (anatomy)
a. articulado
Mastodons had an articulate skeleton.Los mastodontes tenían un esqueleto articulado.
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articulate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (word)
a. articular
2. (idea, feeling)
a. formular, expresar
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articulate
adjective
[ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt]
1 [+speech, account] articulado; [+person] elocuente; que se expresa bien
he's an articulate young man
she's very or highly articulate se expresa muy bien; he's not very articulate le cuesta expresarse
2 (Anat) articulado
transitive verb
[ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt]
1 (express) [+thoughts, feelings] expresar
2 (pronounce) [+word, sentence] articular
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articular
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articular(
ahr
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tee
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koo
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lahr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to the joints)
a. articular
La cirugía de rodilla acabará con tus problemas articulares.The knee surgery will remedy your articular problems.
b. joint (noun)
El médico me recetó pastillas para aliviar el dolor articular.The doctor prescribed me pills to alleviate my joint pain.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to assemble)
a. to articulate
Las piezas que articulan los brazos y las piernas del juguete son de plástico.The pieces that articulate the arms and legs of the toy are made of plastic.
3. (to pronounce)
a. to articulate
Si bien es sordo, Leandro puede articular palabras y hacerse entender.Although he is deaf, Leandro can articulate words and make himself understood.
b. to utter
Estaba nervioso y no pude articular ni una palabra.I was nervous and I couldn't utter a single word.
c. to say
No te entiendo. ¿Puedes articular la palabra de manera más clara?I can't understand you. Can you say the word more clearly?
4. (to organize)
a. to put together
La policía articuló un plan para desbaratar a la banda de narcotraficantes.The police put together a plan to crush the gang of drug dealers.
b. to coordinate
El gobierno y las escuelas articularon una campaña en contra de las drogas.The government and schools coordinated an anti-drug campaign.
5. (to draft)
a. to formulate
Es necesario articular leyes que traten la protección de datos personales compartidos en la red.It's necessary to formulate laws that deal with the protection of personal information shared on the internet.
b. to draw up
El hospital articuló las directrices para la administración de vacunas a los refugiados.The hospital drew up the guidelines for giving vaccines to refugees.
6. (legal)
a. to article
Este texto es demasiado largo. El contrato será más fácil de leer si lo articulamos.This text is too long. The agreement will be easier to read if we article it.
articularse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to be joined together)
a. to be articulated
Las costillas se articulan por medio de los cartílagos costales.The ribs are articulated by means of the costal cartilages.
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articular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (piezas)
a. to articulate
2. (palabras)
a. to articulate
no pude articular palabraI couldn't utter o say a word
3. (plan, política)
a. to develop, to produce
esta reforma está articulada en torno a tres principiosthis reform is structured around o built on three principles
4. (ley, contrato)
a. to break down into separate articles
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articular
transitive verb
1 (Lingüística) to articulate
2 (Mecánica) to articulate; join together
3 (Jur) to article
4 (And) (S. Cone) (regañar) to tell off (familiar); dress down (familiar)
intransitive verb
(S. Cone) (reñir) to quarrel; squabble; (quejarse) to grumble; moan (familiar);
pronominal verb
articularse
articularse en torno a o sobre [+trama, programa] to be made up of
la trama se articula sobre cinco historias principales su programa de gobierno se articula en torno a cuatro grandes tareas la trama se articula sobre al menos cinco historias principales superpuestas Con el mismo objetivo, dicho aumento se articula mediante los gastos de representación y no del sueldo, que no se toca
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