concientizar

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concientizar(
kohn
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syehn
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tee
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sahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make conscious of)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to make ... aware
La campaña pretende concientizar a los jóvenes de la importancia del uso del preservativo.The campaign aims to make young people aware of the importance of using condoms.
b. to raise ... awareness
El Ministerio de Sanidad quiere concientizar a la comunidad de los riesgos de fumar.The Ministry of Health wants to raise the community's awareness of the risks of smoking.
concientizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to come to the realization; used with "de")
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to become aware of
Solo me concienticé de las implicaciones de mi decisión días después de tomarla.I only became aware of the implications of my decision several days after making it.
b. to realize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El país solo empieza a concientizarse de las consecuencias del voto.The country is only beginning to realize the consequences of the vote.
c. to realise (United Kingdom)
Tienes que concientizarte de que después de la operación tendrás que ir a rehabilitación.You have to realise that after the operation, you'll need to go to rehabilitation.
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