oscureceríamos we would darken
The word oscureceríamos is the conditional form of oscurecer in the first person plural. See the full oscurecer conjugation.
oscurecer
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oscurecer(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deprive of light)
a. to darken
Voy a apagar esta luz de acá para oscurecer un poco el cuarto.I'm going to turn off this light over here to darken the room a little bit.
El foco se fundió, oscureciendo la habitación.The light bulb burned out, darkening the room.
2. (to diminish)
a. to overshadow
Él siempre oscurece los logros de su hermana por envidia.He always overshadows his sister's achievements out of envy.
3. (to bewilder)
a. to obscure
La nueva información oscureció nuestro entendimiento del tema.The new information obscured our understanding of the topic.
b. to confuse
Sus mentiras oscurecieron mi mente y no tomé la decisión correcta.His lies confused me, and I made the wrong decision.
c. to cloud
Espero no oscurecer tu comprensión con tantos datos irrevelantes.I hope not to cloud your understanding with so many irrelevant details.
4. (art)
a. to shade
El pintor oscureció el fondo para hacer resaltar el rostro.The painter shaded the background to make the face stand out.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
5. (to darken)
a. to get dark
En media hora va a empezar a oscurecer.In half an hour, it will begin to get dark.
oscurecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to be out of light)
a. to darken
Gritamos de miedo cuando se oscureció la habitación.We screamed out of fear when the room darkened.
7. (to become overcast)
a. to get darker
Era un día soleado hasta que de pronto se cubrió el cielo de nubes y se oscureció.It was a sunny day until the sky suddenly filled with clouds and got darker.
b. to grow dark
El cielo empezó a oscurecerse y supimos que habría una tormenta.The sky started to grow dark and we knew there would be a storm.
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oscurecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (privar de luz)
a. to darken
2. (mente)
a. to confuse, to cloud
3. (deslucir)
a. to overshadow
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
4. (anochecer)
a. to get dark
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to grow dark
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oscurecer
obscurecer
transitive verb
1 [+color, espacio] to darken
2 (quitar importancia a) [+cuestión] to confuse; cloud; [+rival] to overshadow; put in the shade; [+fama] to tarnish
3 (Arte) to shade
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
oscurecerse to grow dark; get dark
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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