ocultar(
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kool
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to keep out of sight)
a. to hide
Ocultó los regalos debajo de la cama.He hid the gifts under the bed.
b. to conceal
No hay forma de ocultar las arrugas, por mucho maquillaje que te pongas.There's no way to conceal your wrinkles, no matter how much makeup you use.
2. (to disguise)
a. to hide
No podremos ocultarles la verdad por mucho tiempo.We won't be able to hide the truth from them for very long.
b. to conceal
Se le da muy bien ocultar sus sentimientos.He's very good at concealing his feelings.
ocultarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to keep out of sight)
a. to hide
Traté de ocultarme detrás de un arbusto.I tried to hide behind a bush.
b. to disappear
El sol se había ocultado detrás de las montañas y reinaba una gran oscuridad.The sun had disappeared behind the mountains and darkness prevailed.
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ocultar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (esconder)
a. to hide
ocultar algo a alguiento hide something from somebody
le ocultaron la verdadthey concealed the truth from him
2. (delito)
a. to cover up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to hide
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ocultar
transitive verb
1 [+objeto, mancha] to hide;a, de from; conceal;a, de from
2 [+sentimientos, intenciones] to hide; conceal
ocultó las manchas con un poco de maquillaje ocultaba su pena con una sonrisa frágil intentaban ocultar sus intenciones con unas declaraciones que resultaron ser falsas
pronominal verb
ocultarse to hide (o.s.)
ocultarse con o tras algo to hide behind sth; ocultarse a la vista to keep out of sight; no se me oculta que ... I am fully aware that...; se me oculta la razón I cannot see the reason; the reason is a mystery to me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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