cosechar

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cosechar(
koh
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seh
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chahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to gather)
a. to harvest
Los campesinos ordeñarán las vacas cuando terminen de cosechar.The peasants will milk the cows once they finish harvesting.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to gather)
a. to pick
A los trabajadores temporales les pagan muy poco por cosechar algodón.Temporary workers are paid a low price for picking cotton.
b. to harvest
Muchas familias viven en el campo y cosechan lo que comen.Many families live in the country and harvest what they eat.
c. to reap
"Tomó mucho tiempo cosechar el centeno", contó el granjero."It took a long time to reap the rye," said the farmer.
3. (to cultivate)
a. to grow
Los granjeros decidieron cosechar patatas y cebollas.The farmers decided to grow potatoes and onions.
4. (to obtain)
a. to win
La famosa actriz cosechó muchos premios a lo largo de su carrera.The famous actress won many prizes throughout her career.
b. to earn
El líder espiritual se dio cuenta de que había cosechado la admiración de muchas personas.The spiritual leader noticed he had earned the admiration of many people.
c. to reap
La empresa cosechó los beneficios de reducir el gasto.The company reaped the benefits of reducing expenditure.
d. to achieve
García cosechó la mayoría de los votos y fue elegido líder del partido político.Garcia achieved the majority of votes and was elected head of the political party.
e. to make
Durante mi viaje de mochilero por Europa coseché muchas amistades.I made many friends during my backpacking trip through Europe.
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cosechar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cultivar)
a. to grow
2. (recolectar)
a. to harvest
3. (obtener)
a. to win, to reap
su última novela ha cosechado muchos éxitoshis latest novel has been a great success
cosechó numerosas críticas por sus declaracioneshe received a lot of criticism for his statement
el equipo cubano cosechó veinte medallas en los campeonatosthe Cuban team picked up twenty medals at the championships
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. to (bring in the) harvest
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cosechar
transitive verb
1 (recoger) [+cereales] to harvest; reap; [+frutas] to harvest; pick
2 (cultivar) to grow; cultivate
aquí solo cosechan patatas the only thing they grow here is potatoes
3 (ganar) [+admiración, premios] to win; [+respeto] to win; earn; [+fracasos, éxitos] to achieve; [+enemigos] to earn; make
no cosechó sino disgustos all he got was troubles
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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