build
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build(
bihld
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make)
a. construir
He built his first invention when he was eight.Construyó su primer invento cuando tenía ocho años.
b. fabricar
I would like to build my own furniture.Me gustaría fabricar mis propios muebles.
c. edificar
My grandparents built a house in a valley in Montana.Mis abuelos edificaron una casa en un valle en Montana.
2. (to establish)
a. levantar (company)
My grandfather built his company from scratch.Mi abuelo levantó su empresa desde cero.
b. establecer (relationship)
My parents built their relationship on mutual respect and honesty.Mis padres establecieron su relación a base de respeto y honestidad mutua.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to put up buildings)
a. edificar
We should avoid building in environmentally sensitive areas.Hay que evitar edificar en zonas ambientalmente sensibles.
4. (to increase)
a. aumentar
If the pressure keeps building, the pipe will explode.Si la presión sigue aumentando, la tubería explotará.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (physique)
a. la constitución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother is an attractive man of thin build.Mi hermano es un hombre atractivo de constitución delgada.
b. el físico
(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).
Weightlifters have very imposing builds.Los levantadores de pesas tienen físicos imponentes.
c. la complexión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
People always tell me that I have the build of a runner.La gente siempre me dice que tengo la complexión de un corredor.
6. (computing)
a. la versión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We deployed the latest build of the program this morning.Implementamos la última versión del programa esta mañana.
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build
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la complexión f, constitución
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. construir
to be built (out) of somethingestar hecho(a) de algo
to build something into somethingincorporar algo en algo
they have built their hopes on ithan basado sus esperanzas en ello
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build [bɪld] built (past)
noun
(physique) figura (f); tipo (m)
of powerful build fornido
transitive verb
1 [+house] construir; hacer; [+ship] construir; [+nest] hacer; [+fire] preparar
to build a mirror into a wall empotrar un espejo en la pared; a house built into the hillside una casa construida en la ladera; this car wasn't built for speed este coche no está hecho para correr; built to last hecho para durar
Timber-frame joinery, used during the 17th and 18th centuries in America, was built to last Things were built to last back then
2 [+empire, organization] levantar
They set up on their own and built a successful fashion company
[+relationship] establecer
I wanted to build a relationship with my team
[+trust, confidence] cimentar
The encouragement that young boys receive builds greater self-confidence Diplomats hope the meetings will build mutual trust
[+self-confidence] desarrollar; [+words, sequence] formar
The aim of the game is to build words to form a sentence
intransitive verb
1 (Constr) edificar; construir
They're building throughout the entire area
2 (increase) [+pressure, sound, speed] aumentar; [+excitement] crecer
The military pressure on Croatia continues to build The last chords of the suite build to a crescendo As we emerged onto the open road, our speed began to build
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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