basar
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basar(
bah
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to be founded on)
a. to base on
La escuela diurna religiosa basa sus lecciones en las historias de la Biblia.The religious day school bases its lessons on stories from the Bible.
basarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to be supported by)
a. to be based on
Mi hipótesis sobre el asesinato se basa en las pistas encontradas en la escena del crimen.My hypothesis about the murder is based on the clues found at the scene of the crime.
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basar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
basar algo ento base something on
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
basarse ento base one's argument on
¿en qué te basas (para decir eso)?what basis do you have for saying that?
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basar
transitive verb
[+teoría, argumento] to base
basó su teoría en los más modernos descubrimientos he based his theory on the very latest discoveries
basó el argumento de la película en hechos reales basamos nuestros cálculos en las estadísticas de los últimos años
pronominal verb
basarse
1 (tener como base)
basarse en algo to be based on sth; la película está basada en hechos reales the film is based on actual events
nuestro amor está basado en la confianza
2 (usar como base)
el director se basó en un relato de Joyce
para la novela me basé en la vida de mi abuela the novel was inspired by the life of my grandmother; I based the novel on the life of my grandmother; ¿en qué te basas para decir eso? what basis o grounds have you got for saying that?
¿en qué se basan tus planteamientos?
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