concentrate
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concentrate(
kan
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sihn
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treyt
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to focus one's attention)
a. concentrarse
The noise outside wouldn't let me concentrate on the exam.El ruido de afuera no me dejaba concentrarme en el examen.
2. (to be about)
a. centrarse
His talk concentrated on the role of social media in marketing.Su charla se centró en el rol de las redes sociales en la mercadotecnia.
3. (to come together)
a. concentrarse
The country's population concentrates mainly in urban centers.La población del país se concentra sobre todo en centros urbanos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to focus)
a. concentrar
We have to concentrate our efforts on helping the refugees.Tenemos que concentrar nuestros esfuerzos en ayudar a los refugiados.
b. centrar
She tried to concentrate her attention on the task at hand.Trató de centrar su atención en la tarea que la ocupaba.
5. (to bring together)
a. concentrar
Their strategy was to concentrate their troops on the right flank of the battlefront.Su estrategia consistió en concentrar las tropas en el flanco derecho del frente de batalla.
6. (to condense)
a. concentrar
In order to concentrate the solution, you can add more solute.Para concentrar la solución, se puede agregar más soluto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (substance)
a. el concentrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We only produce fruit concentrates and purées.Solo producimos concentrados de frutas y purés.
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concentrate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. concentrar
the threat helped to concentrate their mindsla amenaza les hizo aplicarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. concentrarse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. el concentrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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concentrate [ˈkɒnsəntreɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+efforts, thoughts] concentrar
to concentrate one's efforts on sth/on doing sth centrar or concentrar los esfuerzos en algo/en hacer algo
deadlines concentrate the mind wonderfully
he concentrated his mind on the task ahead se concentró or se centró en la tarea que tenía por delante
2 (group together) [+troops etc] concentrar; reunir
heavy industry is concentrated in the north of the country la industria pesada se concentra en el norte del país
intransitive verb
1 (pay attention) concentrarse
I couldn't concentrate no me podía concentrar; concentrate! ¡concéntrate!; to concentrate on sth concentrarse en algo; I was concentrating on my homework me estaba concentrando en los deberes
2 (focus on)
to concentrate on sth centrarse en algo; the talks are expected to concentrate on practical issues se espera que las conversaciones se centren en or giren en torno a cuestiones prácticas; to concentrate on doing sth concentrarse or centrarse en hacer algo
I have to concentrate on getting well again I was concentrating on getting past the car ahead
3 (come together) [+troops, crowd] concentrarse; reunirse
noun
(Chem) concentrado (m)
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concentrar
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concentrar(
kohn
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sehn
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trahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (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.
2. (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.
concentrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (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.
4. (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.
5. (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.
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concentrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.).
4. (mentalmente)
a. to concentrate
5. (disolución)
a. to become more concentrated
6. (reunirse)
a. to gather, to congregate
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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
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