beneficiarse
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beneficiarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to take advantage; used with "de")
a. to benefit from
Prefiero no aceptar donativos de personas que se benefician del sufrimiento de otros.I would prefer not to accept donations from people who benefit from the suffering of others.
b. to profit from
Arturo Castro Silva sabe beneficiarse de las fluctuaciones del mercado.Arturo Castro Silva knows how to profit from the fluctuations in the market.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Habrá nuevos servicios de los que se beneficiarán miles de familias.There will be new services that will benefit thousands of families.
Nadie se va a beneficiar de estas reformas.These reforms won't benefit anyone.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sex; used with "con")
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to get it on with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Sabías que Luis se benefició de Sara en la fiesta?Did you know that Luis got it on with Sara at the party?
b. to have it off with
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
Joaquín se benefició con una chica anoche.Joaquín had it off with some girl last night.
beneficiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to help)
a. to benefit
Las nuevas medidas de seguridad beneficiarán a toda la población.The new security measures will benefit the whole population.
b. to be of benefit to
Estos cambios beneficiaron más a los adinerados.These changes were of most benefit to the wealthy.
4. (mining)
a. to extract
Existen nuevas técnicas para que los mineros beneficien la plata.There are new techniques miners can use to extract silver.
5. (to kill)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to butcher
El carnicero benefició el animal para vender la carne.The butcher butchered the animal to sell its meat.
b. to slaughter
Solo se benefician las vacas que dan poca leche.Only those cows that are poor milkers are slaughtered.
6. (to treat and prepare) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
a. to process
Los agricultores se quejan porque cuesta mucho beneficiar y envasar el frijol en esta planta.Farmers are complaining because it costs a lot of money to have their beans processed and packed at this plant.
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beneficiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to benefit
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to benefit
beneficiarse de algoto do well out of something
3. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
beneficiarse a alguiento have somebody to have it away with sb
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beneficiar
transitive verb
1 (favorecer) to benefit
esas palabras más que beneficiar su imagen la empeoran
el acuerdo solo beneficia a las economías más desarrolladas the agreement only benefits the more developed economies; la empresa más beneficiada por esta ayuda the company which benefitted most from this aid; esta huelga no beneficia a nadie this strike is of no benefit to anyone; esa conducta no te va a beneficiar such behaviour will do you no favours o won't do you any good
el gesto del Gobierno beneficia a los prisioneros que no han cometido delitos de sangre
el ex director beneficiaba a sus amigos mediante las adjudicaciones de obras the ex-director favoured his friends by awarding them work contracts; la lluvia beneficia al campo rain is good for the countryside
2 (Com) to sell at a discount
3 (Minería) (extraer) to extract; (tratar) to process
4 (Latinoamérica) [+animal] (descuartizar) to butcher; (matar) to slaughter
5 (Centroamérica) [+persona] to shoot; kill
intransitive verb
to be of benefit
de momento ninguna de estas técnicas beneficiará for the moment none of these techniques will be of any benefit
pronominal verb
beneficiarse
1 (obtener provecho) to benefit
los bancos son los que más se benefician it's the banks that profit o benefit most; el campo es el que más se beneficia con la lluvia it's the countryside that gets most benefit from the rain; it's the countryside that benefits most from the rain
de ello se beneficiaban quienes concurrían a las subastas con estos precios se benefician los más necesitados
beneficiarse de algo to benefit from sth; los suscriptores se beneficiarán de esta oferta subscribers will benefit from this offer
cien alumnos se han beneficiado de las becas el gobierno se ha beneficiado de la subida de los impuestos se han beneficiado de la caótica situación del país algunos de sus alumnos se han beneficiado de las ventajas de los Grupos Experimentales
2
beneficiarse a algn (España) (sexualmente) to lay sb (muy_familiar); (Centroamérica) (matar) to shoot sb
siempre se pavonea de que se beneficia a cualquier mujer que desee
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