bastar con

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bastar con(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to be enough
Basta con un poco de pasta de dientes. No hace falta que uses todo el tubo.A little toothpaste is enough. You don't need to use up the whole tube.
b. to suffice
La inflación ha alcanzado niveles sin precedentes. Baste con decir que el precio del pan se incrementó en un 50% durante el último mes.Inflation has reached unprecedented levels. Suffice it to say that the price of bread increased by 50% over the last month.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Para viajar a Turquía no necesitas una visa, basta con el pasaporte.You don't need a visa to travel to Turkey, just your passport.
Basta con mirarlo para darse cuenta de que no se encuentra bien.You only need to look at him to realize that he's not feeling well.
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