depend

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depend(
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pehnd
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be determined by; often used with "on")
a. depender
Are you coming to the beach with us this weekend? - It depends. I heard it will rain.Vienes a la playa con nosotros este fin de semana? - Depende. Oí que va a llover.
b. depender de
We may need more chairs for the meeting; it depends on how many people come.Puede que necesitemos más sillas para la reunión; depende de cuánta gente venga.
2. (to be dependent; used with "on")
a. depender de
The whole family depends on her husband's salary to survive.Toda la familia depende del sueldo de su marido para sobrevivir.
3. (to rely; used with "on")
a. contar con
You can depend on Martha to make the party a big success.Puedes contar con Martha para que la fiesta sea todo un éxito.
b. confiar en
Don't worry, you can depend on me to get the work done.No te preocupes, puedes confiar en que yo haré el trabajo.
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depend
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. depender
that/it dependsdepende
to depend on somebodydepender de alguien
it depends on how much money I havedepende de cuánto dinero tenga
2. (ironic)
a.
you can depend on him to be latepuedes estar seguro de que llegará tarde
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depend [dɪˈpend]
intransitive verb
1 (rely)
to depend (up)on contar con; you can depend on me! ¡cuenta conmigo!; can we depend on you to do it? ¿podemos contar contigo para hacerlo?; ¿podemos confiar en que tú lo hagas?; you can depend on it! ¡tenlo por seguro!; you can depend on him to be late ten por seguro que llegará tarde
2 (be dependent)
to depend (up)on depender de; he depends on her for everything depende de ella para todo; he has to depend on his pen tiene que vivir de su pluma
3 (be influenced by)
to depend on depender de; your success depends on how hard you work tu éxito depende del trabajo que hagas; it (all) depends on the weather (todo) depende del tiempo; it (all) depends what you mean depende de lo que quieras decir; that depends eso depende; depending on the weather, we can go tomorrow según el tiempo que haga, podemos ir mañana
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