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Preteriteconjugation ofaveriguar.
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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 uncover)
a. to find out
¿Averiguaste qué era lo que le pasaba?Did you find out what was wrong with him?
No me sé el número de Gabriela, pero te lo puedo averiguar.I don't know Gabriela's number, but I can find out for you.
b. to discover
Los niños averiguaron dónde sus papás habían escondido los regalos.The kids discovered where their parents had hidden the presents.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
2. (to make do)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to get by
Nos vamos a averiguar con los ahorros del año pasado.We will get by with our savings from last year.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to find out
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transitive verb
to find out; establish (formal)
debemos averiguar cuándo llega el tren we must find out when the train arrives; averigua cuál es su hermano find out who the brother is
no pude averiguar cómo se funcionaba esto permite averiguar dónde está el epicentro no he averiguado dónde se hacen las fotos la policía quiere averiguar qué pasó aquella noche
nunca averiguaron quién era el asesino they never found out o (formal) established o discovered who the killer was; averiguar la solución to find out the answer; ya han averiguado la identidad del padre they have found out o (formal) established o discovered the identity of the father
deben averiguar la velocidad a la que circulaba el coche
averiguar las causas de un problema to find out o (formal) establish the causes of a problem
su objetivo es averiguar la verdad no han averiguado el origen de los gases tóxicos han conseguido averiguar su paradero
un estudio para averiguar el alcance de la tragedia a study to find out o (formal) establish the extent of the tragedy; han averiguado que el presidente malversaba fondos it has been established o discovered that the president was embezzling funds; —¿quién ha roto el vaso? —¡averigua! "who broke the glass?" — "who knows!"
averiguar las señas de algn eso es todo lo que se pudo averiguar
intransitive verb
(Centroamérica) (México) (pelear) to quarrel
pronominal verb
averiguarse especialmente (México)(also averiguárselas) to manage; get by
yo me (las) averiguo muy bien solo I manage o get by very well on my own; yo me (las) averiguo con poco dinero I get by o manage without much money; ya me (las) averiguaré por mi cuenta I'll manage o get by on my own; averíguate(las) como puedas you'll have to manage as best you can; averíguate(las) con lo que tengas make do with what you've got; ya me las averiguaré para llegar a Barcelona I'll find a way of getting to Barcelona somehow
ya me las averiguaré para convencerlo
averiguarse o averiguárselas con algn: tú olvídate, ya me (las) averiguaré yo con él don't worry about it, I'll sort it out with him; averiguarse o averiguárselas bien con algn to get on (well) with sb; ellos dos se las averiguan bien the two of them get on well (together)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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