guiar
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guiar(
gyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to show the way)
a. to guide
Estábamos perdidos, hasta que una persona que conocía el lugar nos guió por el camino.We were lost until someone who knew the place guided us along the road.
b. to lead
El sacerdote guía a los fieles por el camino del bien.The priest leads believers down the good path.
2. (automobile)
a. to drive
No es fácil guiar camiones.It's not easy to drive trucks.
3. (to direct the path of)
a. to train
El jardinero guía las plantas para que crezcan rectas.The gardener trains the plants so they grow straight.
guiarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to lead oneself; used with "por")
a. to be guided by
Cuando tomo una decisión, me guío por mis sentimientos.When I make a decision, I'm guided by my feelings.
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guiar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (indicar dirección)
a. to guide, to lead
2. (aconsejar)
a. to guide, to direct
3. (automotive)
a. to drive
4. (nautical)
a. to steer
5. (plantas, ramas)
a. to train
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (general)
a.
guiarse por algoto be guided by o to follow something
se guía por el instintohe's guided by instinct
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guiar
transitive verb
1 (gen) to guide; (dirigir) to lead; direct; (controlar) to manage; (orientar) to advise
no te dejes guiar por la propaganda don't be influenced o led by propaganda
2 (Automóviles) to drive; (Náutica) to steer; (Aeronáutica) to pilot
3 (Botánica) to train
pronominal verb
guiarse
guiarse por algo to be guided by sth; be ruled by sth; go by sth; no hay que guiarse por lo que dice la televisión you don't have to be guided o ruled o go by what's on television; guiarse por el sentido común to follow common sense
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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