enmarcar
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enmarcar(
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mahr
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in a frame)
a. to frame
Quiero enmarcar estos carteles que compré.I want to frame these posters I bought.
2. (to provide a context)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El alcalde enmarcó la construcción del hospital dentro de la revitalización de la ciudad.The mayor placed the construction of the hospital within the framework of the city's revitalization.
Los contratiempos que él ha sufrido enmarcan su comportamiento.The setbacks he's suffered explain his behavior.
enmarcarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to place oneself in a context)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El libro se enmarca dentro del género de la novela negra.The book fits within the genre of hardboiled fiction.
La marcha se enmarca dentro del movimiento de oposición.The march is part of the protest movement.
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enmarcar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (cuadro)
a. to frame
2. (dar un contexto)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
enmarcan su política energética dentro del respeto al medio ambientetheir energy policy is placed within a framework of respect for the environment
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
las medidas se enmarcan dentro de la nueva política conciliadorathe measures form part of the new policy of reconciliation
esta actuación se enmarca dentro de la convención de Vienathis action falls within the provisions of the Vienna convention
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enmarcar
transitive verb
[+cuadro] to frame
la catedral enmarcaba perfectamente la ceremonia the cathedral was the perfect setting for the ceremony
pronominal verb
enmarcarse
el acuerdo se enmarca dentro del proceso de paz the agreement is part of the peace process; su obra se enmarca en las corrientes vanguardistas his work forms part of the avant-garde movements
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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