localizar
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localizar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pinpoint)
a. to locate
El equipo de rescate no pudo localizar al alpinista perdido.The rescue team couldn't locate the missing alpinist.
b. to find
Las pruebas sirven para localizar la fuente de la infección.The tests are aimed at finding the source of the infection.
c. to track down (a person)
Después de nueve meses de investigación, la policía logró localizar y arrestar al pedófilo.After nine months of investigation, the police were able to track down and arrest the pedophile.
d. to trace (a phone call or a trail)
Colgó antes de que la policía pudiera localizar la llamada.He hung up before the police could trace the phone call.
e. to localize
El operario de radio no puede localizar qué es lo que causa interferencia.The radio operator cannot localize the source of interference.
localizarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to lie)
a. to be located
El templo de Apolo se localizaba afuera de las murallas.The Temple of Apollo was located outside the gates.
b. to be found
El viejo ayuntamiento se localizaba en el norte de la ciudad.The old town hall was found in the north area of the city.
c. to be localized (medicine)
El dolor se localiza debajo de la rodilla.The pain is localized below the knee.
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localizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (encontrar)
a. to locate, to track down
2. (circunscribir)
a. to localize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
la infección se localiza en el hígadothe infection is localized in the liver
esta planta se localiza en los Alpesthis plant is only found in the Alps
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localizar
transitive verb
1 (encontrar) to find; locate
¿dónde se puede localizar al Sr Gómez? where can I find o get hold of Mr Gómez?
2 [+llamada telefónica] to trace
3 (Med) to localize
4 (colocar) to site; locate; place
el lugar donde van a localizar la nueva industria the place where the new industry is to be sited
pronominal verb
1 (México) (situarse) to be located
2 [+dolor] to be localized
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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