impress
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impress(
ihm
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prehs
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make a good impression)
a. impresionar
The manager who interviewed you was impressed by your résumé.El gerente que te entrevistó quedó impresionado con tu curriculum.
b. causar buena impresión
The actor's moving audition impressed the movie director.La audición conmovedora del actor le causó buena impresión al director de la película.
c. dejar admirado
The ingenious magic trick impressed the audience.El ingenioso truco de magia dejó admirado al público.
2. (to stamp)
a. estampar
The king signed the decree and impressed it with his royal seal.El rey firmó el decreto y lo estampó con su sello real.
b. imprimir
The swordsmith impresses the hilt of every sword with his personal insignia.El espadero imprime el puño de cada espada con su insignia personal.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to fix)
a. grabar
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The unfortunate image of their teacher crying was now impressed in the students' minds.La lamentable imagen de su profesor llorando quedó grabada en la mente de los estudiantes.
4. (to instill; used with "on" or "upon")
a. recalcar
The director has impressed upon me the vital nature of this mission.El director me ha recalcado la naturaleza vital de esta misión.
b. subrayar
The lawyer impressed on Selena the importance of her testimony.El abogado le subrayó a Selena la importancia de su testimonio.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to make a good impression)
a. impresionar
Franco arrived at the party dressed to impress.Franco llegó a la fiesta vestido para impresionar.
b. causar una buena impresión
We need to be ready to impress when the district manager comes.Tenemos que estar listos para causar una buena impresión cuando venga el representante regional.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(mark)
a. la impronta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
The impress of the US's Puritan roots are still evident today.La impronta de las raíces puritanas de los EEUU aún están evidentes hoy en día.
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impress
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (make an impression on)
a. impresionar
she was impressed with or by itaquello la impresionó
to impress somebody favorably/unfavorablycausar buena/mala impresión a alguien
2. (emphasize to sb)
a.
to impress something on somebodyrecalcarle a alguien la importancia de algo
3. (imprint)
a.
to impress something on somethingimprimir algo en algo
to impress something on somebody's mindimprimir algo en la mente de alguien
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impress
transitive verb
[ɪmˈpres]
1 (make good impression on) impresionar
he does it just to impress people lo hace sólo para impresionar a la gente; he is not easily impressed no se deja impresionar fácilmente; how did she impress you? ¿qué impresión te hizo or causó?; he impressed me quite favourably me hizo muy buena impresión; I'm very impressed! ¡estoy admirado!; I was not impressed no me hizo buena impresión
2 (mark) imprimir; estampar; (in the mind) grabar
to impress sth (up)on sb convencer a algn de la importancia de algo; I tried to impress the importance of the job on him traté de convencerle de la importancia del trabajo; traté de recalcar lo importante que era el trabajo; I must impress upon you that ... tengo que subrayar que ...; it impressed itself upon my mind se me quedó grabado en la mente
intransitive verb
[ɪmˈpres] causar buena impresión
noun
[ˈɪmpres] impresión (f); marca (f); huella (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "impressed"
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I am impressed
estoy impresionado
I was impressed
quedé impresionado
be impressed
estar impresionado
I'm impressed
estoy impresionado
I am very impressed
estoy muy impresionado
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