concentrarse

concentrarse(
kohn
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sehn
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trahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to think)
a. to concentrate
Me cuesta concentrarme en el examen cuando estoy bajo presión.I find it hard to concentrate on the exam when I am under pressure.
2. (to get together)
a. to assemble
Los soldados se concentraron antes de lanzar el ataque.The soldiers assembled before launching the attack.
b. to gather
Los paparazzi se concentraron alrededor de la actriz y su bebé recién nacido.The paparazzi gathered around the actress and her newborn baby.
c. to gather together
Los monjes se concentraron en el templo para rezar.The monks gathered together in the temple to pray.
3. (to pile up)
a. to be concentrated
La mayoría de las fábricas se concentran en el norte de la ciudad.Most factories are concentrated in the north part of the city.
concentrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to direct)
a. to concentrate
Concentra tu energía solo en cosas que importen.Concentrate your energy only on things that matter.
b. to focus
Tenemos que concentrar todo nuestro esfuerzo en el nuevo proyecto.We must focus all our effort on the new project.
5. (to group)
a. to bring together
Mi casamiento concentró a toda la familia en Nueva York.My marriage brought the whole family together in New York.
b. to assemble
Se aliaron para concentrar fuerzas y aplastar al enemigo.They formed an alliance to assemble forces and crush the enemy.
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concentrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (atención, esfuerzos)
a. to concentrate
2. (gente)
a. to bring together
3. (tropas)
a. to assemble
esta zona concentra el 80 por ciento de los casos80 percent of the cases occurred in this region
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (mentalmente)
a. to concentrate
5. (disolución)
a. to become more concentrated
6. (reunirse)
a. to gather, to congregate
concentrar
transitive verb
to concentrate
pronominal verb
concentrarse
1 (reunirse) to gather (together); assemble
se concentraron cientos de personas hundreds of people gathered (together)
2 (mentalmente) to concentrate;en on
me cuesta concentrarme
concéntrate en lo que estás haciendo concentrate on what you're doing
3 (estar concentrado) to concentrate; be concentrated
la población se concentra en unos cuantos centos de población
el interés se concentra en esta lucha interest is centred on this fight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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