costear

costear(
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teh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to fund)
a. to pay for
Mis padres se sacrificaron mucho para costear mis estudios.My parents made a lot of sacrifices to pay for my studies.
b. to finance
Para costear este proyecto tuve que vender mi local.I had to sell my store to finance this project.
2. (nautical)
a. to sail along the coast of
El velero costeó el golfo de México hasta Campeche.The yacht sailed along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico as far as Campeche.
costearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to fund)
a. to pay for
Para costearte tu propia carrera y máster hay que tener muchos ahorros.You need a lot of savings to pay for your own bachelor's and master's degrees.
b. to finance
Sara se costeó el viaje con lo que ganó trabajando los fines de semana.Sara financed the trip with the money she earned working on weekends.
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costear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pagar)
a. to pay for
2. (nautical)
a. to hug, to keep close to
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a.
costearse algoto pay for something oneself
trabaja para costearse los estudiosshe's working to pay for her studies
costear
transitive verb
(financiar) to pay for; finance (formal); (Com) (Economía) to finance; (Rad) (TV) to back; sponsor
costea los estudios a su sobrino he is paying for his nephew's education; he is financing his nephew's studies; no lo podemos costear we can't afford it
pronominal verb
costearse
costearse los estudios to pay for one's studies; costearse los caprichos to pay for one's little indulgences
costear
transitive verb
(Náutica) to sail along the coast of; [+río] to sail close to the banks of;
costear
transitive verb
(S. Cone) [+ganado] to pasture
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