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estaba convirtiendo
Imperfect progressiveyoconjugation ofconvertir.
estaba convirtiendo
Imperfect progressiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofconvertir.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to transform; used with "en")
a. to turn into
Jesús convirtió el agua en vino.Jesus turned water into wine.
b. to change into
El trabajo lo había convertido en un hombre aburrido.Work had changed him into a boring man.
c. to make
Vivir juntas las convirtió en buenas amigas.Living together made them good friends.
2. (to be persuaded; used with "a")
a. to convert
Aquella charla lo convirtió a la idea.He was converted to the idea by the talk.
3. (religious; used with "a")
a. to convert
Los misioneros convirtieron al catolicismo a muchos nativos en África.The missionaries converted many natives in Africa to Catholicism.
4. (mathematics; used with "en")
a. to convert into
¿Cómo conviertes yardas en metros?How do you convert yards into meters?
5. (sports)
a. to score (in soccer and basketball)
El jugador convirtió el penal.The player scored the penalty kick.
b. to convert (in American football and rugby)
Convirtió el ensayo y anotó dos puntos más para su equipo.He converted the try and scored two extra points for his team.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to transform; used with "en")
a. to become
Se convirtió en millonario de la noche a la mañana.He became a millionaire overnight.
b. to turn into
El pueblecito de pescadores se ha convertido en un lugar turístico.The small fishing village has turned into a tourist resort.
7. (religious; used with "a")
a. to convert to
Me convertí al judaísmo para casarme con mi amada.I converted to Judaism to marry my love.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (religion)
a. to convert
2. (transformar)
convertir algo/a alguien ento convert something/somebody into, to turn something/somebody into
convirtió al príncipe en ranashe turned the prince into a frog
3. (medidas)
convertir millas en kilómetrosto convert miles (in)to kilometers
convertir dólares en pesosto convert dollars into pesos
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (transformarse)
convertirse ento become, to turn into
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transitive verb
convertir algo en algo to turn sth into sth; convertir a algn en algo to turn sb into sth; convirtió el pañuelo en una paloma he turned the handkerchief into a dove
convirtió el agua en vino las riquezas la han convertido en una arrogante
la victoria le convirtió en un héroe the victory turned him into a hero; the victory made him a hero
los estudiantes convirtieron la fiesta en una manifestación
han convertido el corral en un invernadero they've converted the yard into a greenhouse; convertir metros en centímetros to convert metres to centimetres
convertir millas en kilómetros
convertir dólares en libras to convert dollars to pounds
2 (a una religión, ideología) to convert
convirtió a su hijo al catolicismo she converted her son to catholicism
sus amigos lo convirtieron al anarquismo
3 (Dep) [+penalti] to convert; score
fue el encargado de convertir el penalti
[+gol, tanto] to score
el delantero convirtió el tanto de la victoria
pronominal verb
convertirse en algo to turn into sth; el riachuelo se convirtió en un torrente the stream turned into o became a torrent; la rana se convirtió en un príncipe the frog turned into a prince; con la empresa se convirtió en millonario the company made him a millionaire; todos sus deseos se convirtieron en realidad all her wishes came true
2 (Religión) to be converted; convert
se convirtió al Islam he converted to Islam
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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