capture(
kahp
-
chuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to seize)
a. capturar (a person or an animal)
Our troops captured the enemy soldier in the woods.Nuestras tropas capturaron al soldado enemigo en el bosque.
b. apresar (a person or an animal)
The hunter captured the tiger in a gully.El cazador apresó el tigre en un barranco.
c. tomar (a town)
The rebels captured the capital city. Los rebeldes tomaron la ciudad capital.
d. comerse (a chess piece)
You just captured my rook, and now my knight.Acabas de comerte mi torre y ahora mi caballero
2. (to attract)
a. captar
That giant sign should capture the attention of more customers.Ese letrero gigante debería captar la atención de más clientes.
3. (to convey)
a. captar
Your paintings truly capture the mood of the scene. Tus cuadros realmente captan la atmósfera de la escena.
4. (to record data)
a. capturar
I need to hire someone to capture all this data. Debo contratar a alguien para capturar todos estos datos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (seizure)
a. la captura
(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).
(of a person or an animal)
The capture of the rabbit was not easy, but we did it. La captura del conejo no estuvo fácil, pero lo logramos.
b. el apresamiento
(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).
(of a person or an animal)
The police reported the capture of two individuals involved in the theft.La policía informó el apresamiento de dos individuos involucrados en el robo.
c. la toma
(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).
(of a town)
The capture of the city happened with minimal violence.La toma de la ciudad sucedió con la mínima violencia.
d. la conquista
(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).
(of a town)
The capture of Cholula was a bloody day. La conquista de Cholula fue un día sangriento.
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capture
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (person)
a. capturar
2. (town)
a. tomar
3. (in chess, drafts)
a. comer
4. (fig)
a. reflejar (mood)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (of person)
a. la captura
(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).
6. (of town)
a. la toma
(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).
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capture [ˈkæptʃəʳ]
noun
1 [of animal, soldier, escapee] captura (f); apresamiento (m); [of city etc] toma (f); conquista (f)
2 (Comput) captura (f); recogida (f)
3 (thing caught) presa (f)
transitive verb
1 [+animal] apresar; [+soldier, escapee] capturar; apresar; [+city etc] tomar; conquistar; (Comm) [+market] conquistar; acaparar; [+leadership] apoderarse de
2 (attract) [+attention, interest] captar
a film that has captured the imagination of teenagers una película que ha cautivado la imaginación de los adolescentes; this phenomenon has captured the attention of many scientists este fenómeno ha llamado la atención de muchos científicos
He was my first playmate, doing all he could to capture my attention to make me happy.
the woman who has captured his heart la mujer que le ha arrebatado el corazón
3 (convey, evoke) captar; reflejar
to capture sth on film captar algo con la cámara
The whole event was captured on film by a passing motorist with a camcorder
4 [+data] capturar; recoger
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