contar con

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contar con(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to depend on)
a. to count on
Siempre puedo contar con mis mejores amigos cuando necesito ayuda.I can always count on my best friends when I need help.
b. to rely on
MacGyver siempre puede contar con su ingenio para resolver cualquier problema.MacGyver can always rely on his resourcefulness to solve any problem.
2. (to foresee)
a. to anticipate
Salimos tarde sin contar con que hubiera un accidente por la calle.We left late without anticipating that there might an accident on the road.
b. to expect
Cuando planeamos el picnic, no contamos con que lloviera.When we planned the picnic, we didn't expect it to rain.
3. (to possess)
a. to have
Nuestro nuevo apartamento cuenta con tres dormitorios, dos baños y una piscina.Our new apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
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