objeto
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objeto(
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heh
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (thing)
a. object
Se dedica a coleccionar todo tipo de objetos curiosos.She collects all kinds of curious objects.
2. (intention)
a. purpose
Bajamos los precios con el objeto de atraer a nuevos clientes.We reduced the prices with the purpose of luring new customers.
b. object
El objeto de esta publicación es dar a conocer los efectos de la contaminación.The object of this publication is to make known the effects of pollution.
c. aim
Esta investigación tiene por objeto establecer las causas del accidente.The aim of this investigation is to establish the cause of the accident.
3. (recipient)
a. target
Las gafas la han convertido en objeto de burla de sus compañeros.Because of her glasses she has become the target of her classmates' mockery.
4. (subject matter)
a. object
El objeto de la psicología es estudiar el comportamiento humano.The object of psychology is to study human behavior.
5. (grammar)
a. object
El verbo "escribir" puede llevar objeto directo e indirecto.The verb "escribir" can take a direct and an indirect object.
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objeto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (asunto, cosa)
a. object
ser objeto deto be the object of
objetos perdidoslost property lost and found
objetos de valorvaluables
objeto volador no identificadounidentified flying object
2. (propósito)
a. purpose, object
el objeto de la visitathe purpose o object of the visit
tener por objetoto be aimed at
¿con qué objeto?to what end?
sin objetoto no purpose, pointlessly
al o con objeto de hacer algoin order to do something, with the aim of doing st
3. (blanco)
a.
fue objeto de las burlas de sus compañeroshe was the butt of his classmates' jokes
el artículo ha sido objeto de duras críticasthe article has come in for some harsh criticism
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objeto
1 (cosa) object
objetos perdidos lost property
objeto contundente blunt instrument
objeto de arte objet d'art
objetos de escritorio writing materials
objetos de regalo giftware
singular
; (s)
gifts
objetos de tocador toilet articles
objetos de valor valuables
objeto sexual sex object
objeto volante no identificado unidentified flying object
2 (propósito) object; aim
desconocían el objeto de su visita they did not know the object o aim of his visit; al o con objeto de hacer algo with the object o aim of doing sth; estas medidas tienen por objeto reducir la inflación the aim of these measures is to reduce inflation; no tiene objeto que sigas preguntándome there's no point in you continuing to ask me; it's no use you continuing to ask me
3 (blanco) object
me hizo objeto de sus obsesiones I became the object of his obsessions; fue objeto de sus burlas she was the butt of their jokes; fue objeto de un asalto he was the target of an attack; he suffered an attack
4 (Lingüística) object
objeto directo direct object
objeto indirecto indirect object
el objeto de la conferencia
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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