conducirse
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conducirse(
kohn
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doo
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seer
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seh
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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to act)
a. to behave
Últimamente se conduce de manera extraña.He has been behaving strangely lately.
conducir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to guide)
a. to lead
Este pasillo conduce a la salida de emergencia.This aisle leads to the emergency exit.
3. (to transport)
a. to carry
Las tuberías conducen el gas natural desde los depósitos de gas.The pipelines carry natural gas from gas wells.
4. (to manage)
a. to run
Mi jefe está conduciendo operaciones ilegales.My boss is running illegal operations.
5. (to result in)
a. to lead
Este negocio te conducirá al éxito.This business will lead you to success.
6. (to operate)
a. to drive
Mi novio conduce un Audi.My boyfriend drives an Audi.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to operate a vehicle)
a. to drive
En Irlanda, la gente conduce por el lado izquierdo de la carretera.In Ireland, people drive on the left-hand side of the road.
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conducir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (vehículo)
a. to drive
2. (dirigir; empresa)
a. to manage, to run
3. (ejército)
a. to lead
4. (asunto)
a. to handle
5. (persona)
a. to lead
6. (por tubería, cable; calor)
a. to conduct
7. (líquido)
a. to convey
8. (electricidad)
a. to carry
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (en vehículo)
a. to drive
10. (a sitio, situación)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
conducir ato lead to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
11. (general)
a. to behave
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conducir
transitive verb
1 (Automóviles) to drive
2 (llevar) to take; lead
este pasillo conduce a los pasajeros al avión this corridor leads o takes passengers to the plane; el general condujo al ejército a la victoria the general led the army to victory; la secretaria nos condujo hasta la salida the secretary showed us out
3 [+electricidad, calor] to conduct
el cobre conduce muy bien la electricidad un material que conduce muy bien el calor
[+agua, gas] to convey
unas tuberías conducen el agua hasta la casa una tubería que conduce el gas hasta los pisos
4 (estar a cargo de) [+negocio, empresa] to manage; [+equipo] to lead; [+debate] to chair; lead
Manuel Hidalgo se encargará de conducir el debate el debate será conducido por Angel Casas el técnico argentino que conduce el equipo los hombres encargados de conducir al equipo condujo el movimiento contra la droga
5 (TV) (Rad) to present
intransitive verb
1 (Automóviles) to drive
¿sabes conducir? can you drive?; do you know how to drive?; si bebes, no conduzcas don't drink and drive
2 (llevar)
conducir a algo to lead to sth; esta carretera conduce al aeropuerto this road leads to the airport; this road takes you to the airport
la investigación que condujo a su detención
un infarto que le condujo a la muerte a heart attack which led to his death; ¿esa actitud a qué conduce? where will that attitude get you?; esto no nos conduce a ninguna parte o a nada this is getting us nowhere
pronominal verb
conducirse (comportarse) to behave; conduct o.s. (formal); bear o.s. (literario)
se conduce con un estoicismo ejemplar
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