consistir
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consistir(
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teer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to be composed of; used with "en")
a. to consist of
El premio consiste en un crucero para dos personas por el Caribe.The prize consists of a Caribbean cruise for two people.
2. (to be based on; used with "en")
a. to lie in
La verdadera felicidad consiste en apreciar lo que se tiene y no desear en exceso.True happiness lies in valuing what one has, and not desiring to excess.
b. to consist in
El secreto consiste en no añadir la sal hasta el final.The secret consists in adding the salt only at the very end.
c. to involve
Mi trabajo en la granja consistía principalmente en ordeñar las vacas.My job at the farm involved mainly milking the cows.
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consistir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
consistir ento consist of
la oferta consiste en una impresora y un escánerthe offer consists of a printer and a scanner
¿en qué consiste su problema?what exactly is your problem?
su tarea consiste en atender el teléfonoher job simply involves o entails answering the phone
consistir ento lie in, to be based on
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consistir
intransitive verb
1
consistir en (componerse de) to consist of
la decoración consiste en un cuadro y un jarrón the decoration consisted of a picture and a vase; este periódico consiste en varias secciones fijas this newspaper is made up of various regular sections
¿en qué consiste su patrimonio?
2
consistir en (ser)
el juego consiste en adivinar palabras the object of the game is to guess words; su misión consiste en aclarar el problema her task is to solve the problem; su atractivo consiste en su timidez her shyness is what makes her attractive; el secreto o truco consiste en añadir un poco de vino the secret lies in adding a little wine; todo consiste en saber qué es lo importante it's all a question of knowing what's important; ¿en qué consiste el trabajo? what does the job involve o entail?; ¿en qué consiste para ti la democracia? what does democracy mean for you?; su política consiste en decir cosas impresionantes his policy consists of saying things to impress
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consistir en
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