fundar
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fundar(
foon
-
dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to build)
a. to found
Vinicultores alemanes fundaron la ciudad de Anaheim en 1857.German winemakers founded the city of Anaheim in 1857.
2. (to create)
a. to establish
Un grupo de amigos fundó un fondo para niños con autismo.A group of friends established a fund for children with autism.
b. to found
John Muir fundó el Sierra Club en 1892.John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892.
c. to set up
Los hermanos fundaron su primera pizzería en Ohio.The brothers set up their first pizza restaurant in Ohio.
3. (to use as evidence)
a. to base
El abogado fundó su argumento en la cuestión de la presencia del acusado.The lawyer based his argument on the question of the presence of the accused.
fundarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to rely on)
a. to be based on
Mi acusación se funda en el hecho de que el monto que dijo no concuerda con la factura.My accusation is based on the fact that the amount he said does not match the invoice.
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fundar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (crear)
a. to found
2. (basar)
a. to base
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
¿en qué te fundas para decir eso?what grounds do you have for saying that?
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fundar
transitive verb
1 (crear) [+institución, asociación, ciudad, revista] to found; [+partido] to found; set up; establish
2 (basar) to base;en on
pronominal verb
fundarse
1 [+institución, asociación, ciudad, revista] to be founded; [+partido] to be founded; be established; be set up
2 (basarse)
fundarse en [+teoría] to be based on; be founded on; [+persona] to base o.s. on; me fundo en los siguientes hechos I base my opinion on the following facts
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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