estribar
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estribar(
ehs
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tree
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bahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to lie in
El problema estriba que no hay recursos suficientes para apoyar tu proyecto.The problem lies in that there are not enough resources to support your project.
b. to be based on
La diferencia entre los dos empleados estriba en su disposición para trabajar.The difference between the two employees is based on their willingness to work.
c. to come from
El éxito de la arquitecta estriba en la originalidad y funcionalidad de sus diseños.The architect's success comes from the originality and functionality of her designs.
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estribar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
estribar ento lie in, to consist in
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estribar
intransitive verb
estribar en algo
su felicidad estriba en ver contentos a los demás her happiness comes from seeing other people being happy; la dificultad estriba en el texto the difficulty lies in the text; su prosperidad estriba en esta industria their prosperity is based on o derives from this industry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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