choose
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choose(
chuz
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a selection)
a. escoger
You have to choose between the two job offers.Tienes que escoger entre las dos ofertas de trabajo.
b. elegir
There are many options to choose from.Hay muchas opciones entre las que elegir.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to select)
a. elegir
I chose the red dress for my big night.Elegí el vestido rojo para mi gran noche.
b. escoger
Choose whatever you prefer, it's on the house.Escoja lo que prefiera, invita la casa.
3. (to decide to; used with "to")
a. decidir
We could have moved to New York, but we chose to stay here.Podríamos habernos ido a vivir a Nueva York, pero decidimos quedarnos aquí.
b. optar por
I chose to be self-employed instead of working for a firm.Opté por trabajar por mi cuenta en lugar de trabajar para una empresa.
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choose
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. elegir, escoger
to choose to do somethingdecidir hacer algo
there's not much to choose between themno es fácil escoger entre los dos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. elegir, escoger
I'll do as I chooseharé lo que me parezca
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choose [tʃuːz] chose (past)chosen (participle:past)
transitive verb
1 (gen) elegir; escoger; (select) [+team] seleccionar; [+candidate] elegir
he was chosen (as) leader fue elegido líder; there is nothing to choose between them vale tanto el uno como el otro; no veo la diferencia entre ellos
2 (opt)
to choose to do sth optar por hacer algo; if I don't choose to si no quiero
intransitive verb
elegir; escoger
to choose between elegir entre; there are several to choose from hay varios entre los que elegir; as/when I choose como/cuando me parezca (informal); como/cuando me dé la gana (informal); (Esp)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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