depender

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depender(
deh
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pehn
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dehr
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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 conditional)
a. to depend
¿Vas a ir al concierto? - Depende.Are you going to the concert? - It depends.
2. (politics)
a. to be a dependency
Este isla al norte de Francia depende en realidad de Gran Bretaña.This island off the north coast of France is actually a British dependency.
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depender
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to depend
depender de algoto depend on something
todo depende de lo que decida el juezeverything depends on what the judge decides
depende…it depends…
depender de alguiento be dependent on somebody
depende de tiit's up to you
si de mí dependiera, el trabajo sería tuyoif it was up to me, the job would be yours
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depender
intransitive verb
1
—¿vas a ir? —depende "are you going?" — "it depends"
2
depender de algn/algo to depend on sb/sth; mi futuro depende de este examen my future depends on this exam; depende de lo que diga mi madre it depends (on) what my mother says
la plantas dependen del sol para crecer la clasificación dependía del último penalti ahora depende de que no se eche atrás su aprobación depende de muchos factores
no te eches atrás ahora, que dependo de ti don't back out now, I'm relying o depending on you; sin coche, dependes de los demás without a car you depend on o you're dependent on other people; without a car you have to rely on other people; todavía depende económicamente de sus padres he is still financially dependent on his parents; depende completamente de las drogas she is completely dependent on drugs
la asociación depende completamente de los donativos
3
depender de [+empleado, institución] to be accountable to; be answerable to
dependo directamente del Editor General
esta oficina depende de la Generalitat this office is accountable o answerable to the Generalitat
4
depender de algn (corresponder a)
lo siento, su aceptación no depende de mí I'm sorry, it's not up to me whether you are accepted or not
5 (Política)
un territorio que depende de Gran Bretaña a British dependency
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