conserve
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conserve(
kuhn
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suhrv
,
kan
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suhrv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to protect)
a. conservar
The town raised money to conserve the historic old mansion.El pueblo recaudó fondos para conservar la antigua mansión histórica.
b. preservar
Scientists' efforts to conserve these wetlands have been quite successful.Los esfuerzos de los científicos para preservar estas tierras pantanosas han sido bastante exitosos.
2. (to save)
a. conservar
We need to conserve our water because it will take two more days to get out of the desert.Debemos conservar nuestra agua porque tardaremos dos días más en salir del desierto.
b. ahorrar
The runner conserved her energy in order to sprint the last lap.La corredora ahorró su energía para correr a toda velocidad en la última vuelta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (culinary)
a. la conserva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Would you like strawberry conserve on your toast?¿Te gustaría conserva de fresa en tu pan tostado?
b. la confitura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sammy spread the conserve onto a slice of bread.Sammy untó la confitura sobre una rebanada de pan.
c. la compota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought a jar of blueberry conserve at the craft fair.Compré un frasco de compota de mora azul en la feria artesanal.
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conserve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (monument)
a. conservar, preservar
2. (water, energy)
a. reservar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (jam)
a. la compota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. 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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conserve [kənˈsɜːv]
transitive verb
[+natural resources, environment, historic buildings] conservar; preservar; [+moisture] conservar; [+energy, water] ahorrar; conservar
the need to conserve energy we can all be encouraged to conserve water outdoors spreading a mulch of manure on the ground over the roots to conserve moisture in summer the body responsible for conserving historic buildings measures to tackle pollution and conserve the environment
to conserve one's energies ahorrar (las) energías
noun
conserva (f)
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conservé I maintained
The word conservé is the preterite form of conservar in the first person singular. See the full conservar conjugation.
conservar
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conservar(
kohn
-
sehr
-
bahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to conserve)
a. to maintain
El objetivo de estos ejercicios es conservar la salud de los pacientes.The goal of these activities is maintaining the health of our patients.
b. to preserve
Hay muchos avances tecnológicos que ayudan a conservar el medio ambiente.There are many technological advances that help to preserve the environment.
c. to retain
El plástico ayudará a conservar la humedad del pastel.The plastic wrap will help retain the moisture of the cake.
d. to keep
En nuestra familia conservamos viva la tradición del pesebre en Navidad.In our family, we keep alive the tradition of the Christmas creche.
2. (to put away)
a. to keep
Gina siempre conserva los recibos por si acaso.Gina always keeps receipts just in case.
b. to store
Los lácteos deben conservarse en el refrigerador.Dairy products have to be stored in the refrigerator.
3. (culinary)
a. to preserve
Mi abuela me enseñó cómo conservar los chiles en vinagre.My grandmother taught me how to preserve chili peppers in vinegar.
conservarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to last)
a. to keep
Esta salsa se conserva durante mucho tiempo si se la guarda en un lugar frío.This sauce will keep for a long time if stored in a cool place.
b. to survive
El pueblo indígena está decidido a que se conserve su cultura.The indigenous group is determined to make its culture survive.
5. (to maintain)
a. to keep oneself
Marlene se conserva muy bien.Marlene keeps herself looking really good.
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conservar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (mantener; alimento)
a. to preserve
2. (amistad)
a. to sustain, to keep up
3. (salud)
a. to look after
4. (calor)
a. to retain
5. (guardar; libros, cartas, secreto)
a. to keep
todavía conserva sus primeras zapatillas de balletshe still has her first ballet shoes
consérvese en el frigoríficokeep refrigerated
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (alimento)
a. to keep
7. (persona)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se conserva bienhe's keeping well
se conserva muy jovenshe keeps herself looking very young
8. (subsistir)
a. to survive
no se conserva ningún escrito de esa épocathere are no surviving documents from that time, no document has survived from that time
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conservar
transitive verb
1 (mantener) [+calor] to retain; conserve
esta manta conserva el calor corporal
[+tradición, costumbre] to preserve
el frío conserva los alimentos the cold preserves food; con este sistema de cierre se conserva más la energía this lock system saves o conserves more energy; todavía conservamos el piso de Madrid we are still keeping on the flat in Madrid; todavía conservo las amistades del colegio I still keep up the friendships I had at school; conserva intactas sus facultades mentales she is still in full possession of her mental faculties; conservo un recuerdo magnífico de esas vacaciones I have wonderful memories of that holiday
conserva el hábito de hacer ejercicio
un producto para conservar la piel tersa a product to keep the skin smooth; conservaba un aspecto juvenil she still looked youthful; ante todo hay que conservar la calma above all we must keep calm
conserva todavía la cicatriz
2 (guardar) [+secreto] to keep
conservo todas mis fotografías en un baúl I keep all my photographs in a chest; aún conservo varias cartas suyas I still have several of his letters; el museo conserva los mejores cuadros del pintor the museum has o houses the artist's best paintings; consérvese en lugar seco y fresco store in a cool dry place
3 (Culin) (poner en conserva) to preserve
siempre conservaba los melocotones de una temporada para la siguiente
pronominal verb
conservarse
1 [+tradición, costumbre, ruinas] to survive
las tradiciones se conservan mejor en los pueblos solo se conservan algunos restos de la muralla romana
los alimentos se conservan mejor en la nevera food keeps better in a fridge; se han conservado intactos en el ámbar they have been preserved intact in the amber; aquel hecho todavía se conserva en la memoria británica that fact is still fresh in the British memory o is still remembered in Britain
2 [+persona]
¡qué bien se conserva! he looks very well for his age!; he's very well-preserved (humorístico); se conserva muy joven para su edad she keeps herself looking young; se conserva en forma he keeps himself fit o in shape
siempre te conservas igual de joven
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