focus on
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focus on(
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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 pay particular attention to)
a. concentrarse en
I have to focus on studying if I'm going to pass history class.Tengo que concentrarme en estudiar si quiero aprobar la clase de historia.
b. centrarse en
I can't go out tonight. I need to focus on my family right now.No puedo salir esta noche. Tengo que centrarme en mi familia ahora mismo.
2. (to direct one's efforts to)
a. centrar en
In this climate, I need to focus my energy on political activism.En este clima, tengo que centrar mi energía en el activismo político.
b. concentrar en
I'm broke. I need to focus my spending on essentials.Estoy pelada. Tengo que concentrar mis gastos en necesidades.
3. (to see clearly)
a. fijar la vista en
I must need glasses. I can't focus on this menu.Debo de necesitar gafas. No puedo fijar la vista en este menú.
b. enfocar la vista en
I went to the eye doctor, and I couldn't even focus on the largest letters he showed me.Fui al oculista, y no pude aún enfocar la vista en las letras más grandes que me prestó.
4. (photography)
a. enfocar la cámara a
Focus on the hills in the distance.Enfocar la cámara a las lomas en la distancia.
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