affect
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affect(
uh
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fehkt
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ah
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fehkt
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have an effect on)
a. afectar
The rise in prices affects, above all, the poorest families.La subida de precios afecta sobre todo a las familias más humildes.
2. (medicine)
a. afectar
The stroke affected the right side of his body.El derrame cerebral le afectó el lado derecho del cuerpo.
3. (to move emotionally)
a. afectar
The death of his father affected him more than he would like to admit.La muerte de su padre lo afectó más de lo que está dispuesto a admitir.
b. conmover
She's easily affected by other people's emotions.Las emociones de los demás la conmueven fácilmente.
4. (to feign)
a. afectar
He affects a concern for the environment that his lifestyle contradicts.Él afecta una preocupación por el medio ambiente que su estilo de vida contradice.
b. fingir
He affected amazement, although it was clear that he had known all along.Fingió asombro, aunque estaba claro que lo sabía desde el principio.
5. (to like to use)
a. gustar usar
She affected a monocle.Le gustaba usar un monóculo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (psychology)
a. el afecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Affect and motivation can influence language learning.El afecto y la motivación pueden influir sobre el aprendizaje de idiomas.
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affect
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (indifference, interest)
a. afectar, fingir
to affect an accentponer un acento
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affect [əˈfekt]
transitive verb
1 (have effect on) afectar; influir en
it did not affect my decision no influyó en mi decisión
we were worried the row might affect her performance in the exam
2 (concern) afectar; tener que ver con
this will affect everybody esto afectará a todos
3 (harm) perjudicar
4 (Med)
a wound affecting the right leg una herida que afecta a la pierna derecha; his whole left side was affected tenía todo el costado izquierdo afectado
5 (move emotionally) conmover; afectar
he seemed much affected parecía muy conmovido or afectado
6 (feign)
he affected indifference afectó or aparentó indiferencia; fingió ser indiferente; she affected to cry ella fingió llorar
7 (like)
she affects bright colours a ella le gustan los colores claros
noun
(Psychology and Psychiatry) afecto (m); estado (m) afectivo
Psychopaths are characterized by a lack of affect Physical injury to children has two parameters. The first is the degree of injury. The second is the affect which accompanies the abusing act. The affect may contain malicious or sadistic qualities directed towards an unloved or unwanted child
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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