comentar
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comentar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to comment on)
a. to discuss
Comentamos la película durante la cena, y parece que no les gustó a todos.We discussed the movie over dinner, and it seems that not everyone liked it.
b. to talk about
Todos comentaban la tormenta de granizo de ayer.Everyone was talking about yesterday's hailstorm.
2. (to explain)
a. to comment on
Primero tenemos que comentar el poema y luego habrá unas preguntas que contestar.First we need to comment on the poem, and then there will be a number of questions to answer.
3. (to state)
a. to mention
Alguien me comentó que Patricia se va a divorciar.Someone mentioned to me me that Patricia is getting a divorce.
b. to tell
Me comentó tu hermana que piensas mudarte.Your sister told me that you're planning to move.
c. to say
Le comentaba a tu madre que realmente me encanta tu casa.I was saying to your mother that I just love your house.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me han comentado que este restaurante es chévere.I've heard that this is a great restaurant.
Nos comentaron que usted vende celulares de segunda mano.We gather you sell second-hand cellphones.
4. (radio or television)
a. to commentate on
Los comentaristas deportivos comentaron el partido en directo.The sports commentators were commentating on the match live.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to give one's opinion)
a. to comment
Claro que tengo una opinión sobre este asunto, pero prefiero no comentar.Of course I have an opinion on this subject, but I'd prefer not to comment.
b. to make a comment
¿Puedo comentar yo también?Can I make a comment?
6. (to gossip)
a. to talk
Cuidado con lo que haces, que la gente comenta.Watch what you do. You know how people talk.
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comentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (opinar sobre)
a. to comment on
2. (hablar de)
a. to discuss
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comentar
transitive verb
1 (explicar) [+poema, texto] to comment on
2 (hablar de) [+noticia, hecho] to discuss
pasamos la tarde comentando la noticia
no pude comentar la situación con nadie I couldn't discuss the situation with anyone; antes prefiero comentarlo con mi mujer I'd like to discuss it with my wife first; es un secreto, no lo comentes it's a secret, don't tell anyone (about it) o don't mention it to anyone
3 (decir)
comentó que le había impresionado su tamaño
le estaba comentando que estás muy cambiada I was saying to o telling him that you've changed a lot; me han comentado que se casa I've heard o I gather he's getting married; me han comentado que es un buen libro I've heard that it's a good book
4 (TV) (Rad) [+partido] to commentate on
intransitive verb
1 (opinar)
no quiso comentar al respecto she didn't want to comment on it; comentar sobre algo to comment on sth
2 (charlar) to chat
comentando con los amigos, se le escapó el secreto he let slip the secret while chatting to o talking to friends
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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