An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to be different)
a. diferir
Despite being twins, their personalities differ in many ways.A pesar de ser gemelas, sus personalidades difieren en muchos aspectos.
b. ser distinto
The director's first movies differ quite a bit from his current ones.Las primeras películas del director son bastante distintas de las recientes.
c. ser diferente
Though they are neighbors and speak the same language, the two countries differ in culture.Aunque los dos países son vecinos y hablan el mismo idioma, son diferentes en términos de sus culturas.
d. diferenciarse
My girlfriend and I differ in that she likes funny movies, and I like dramatic ones.Mi novia y yo nos diferenciamos en que a ella le gustan la películas cómicas, y a mí las dramáticas.
2. (to not agree)
a. discrepar
The two senators usually differ on issues of foreign policy.Los dos senadores normalmente discrepan en cuestiones de política exterior.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (be different)
a. ser distinto(a) or diferente
to differ in size/colordiferenciarse por el tamaño/color
2. (disagree)
a. discrepar
I beg to differme veo obligado a discrepar
to agree to differreconocer mutuamente las discrepancias
differ [ˈdɪfəʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (be unlike) ser distinto; diferenciarse; diferir (formal);from de
young peoples' values usually differ from those of their parents their ideas differed we all differ in the amount of sleep we need i.e. the experience differs from one person to another the two points of view do not differ much
2 (disagree) [+people] no estar de acuerdo; discrepar; [+texts, versions] discrepar
to differ with sb (on or over or about sth) no estar de acuerdo con algn (en algo); discrepar de algn (en algo)
we differed with him on the method to be used
I beg to differ siento tener que disentir or discrepar; lamento estar en desacuerdo or no estar de acuerdo
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