distinguir de

distinguir de
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make different from)
a. to distinguish from
Lo que distingue a este analgésico de otros que hay en el mercado es su efecto casi instantáneo.What distinguishes this painkiller from others on the market is its almost instantaneous effect.
b. to set apart from
Su gran calidad distingue al cachemir de otros tipos de lana.Its high quality sets cashmere apart from other types of wool.
2. (to discern from)
a. to distinguish from
¿Es muy difícil distinguir un diamante auténtico de uno falso?Is it very difficult to distinguish a real diamond from a fake one?
b. to tell from
No puedo distinguir un dibujo del otro. Son exactamente iguales, ¿no?I can't tell one drawing from the other. They're exactly the same, aren't they?
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