concentrate
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concentrate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to focus one's attention)
a. concentrarse
The noise outside wouldn't let me concentrate on the exam.El ruido de afuera no me dejaba concentrarme en el examen.
2. (to be about)
a. centrarse
His talk concentrated on the role of social media in marketing.Su charla se centró en el rol de las redes sociales en la mercadotecnia.
3. (to come together)
a. concentrarse
The country's population concentrates mainly in urban centers.La población del país se concentra sobre todo en centros urbanos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to focus)
a. concentrar
We have to concentrate our efforts on helping the refugees.Tenemos que concentrar nuestros esfuerzos en ayudar a los refugiados.
b. centrar
She tried to concentrate her attention on the task at hand.Trató de centrar su atención en la tarea que la ocupaba.
5. (to bring together)
a. concentrar
Their strategy was to concentrate their troops on the right flank of the battlefront.Su estrategia consistió en concentrar las tropas en el flanco derecho del frente de batalla.
6. (to condense)
a. concentrar
In order to concentrate the solution, you can add more solute.Para concentrar la solución, se puede agregar más soluto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (substance)
a. el concentrado
(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).
We only produce fruit concentrates and purées.Solo producimos concentrados de frutas y purés.
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concentrate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. concentrar
the threat helped to concentrate their mindsla amenaza les hizo aplicarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. concentrarse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. el concentrado
(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).
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concentrate [ˈkɒnsəntreɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+efforts, thoughts] concentrar
to concentrate one's efforts on sth/on doing sth centrar or concentrar los esfuerzos en algo/en hacer algo
deadlines concentrate the mind wonderfully
he concentrated his mind on the task ahead se concentró or se centró en la tarea que tenía por delante
2 (group together) [+troops etc] concentrar; reunir
heavy industry is concentrated in the north of the country la industria pesada se concentra en el norte del país
intransitive verb
1 (pay attention) concentrarse
I couldn't concentrate no me podía concentrar; concentrate! ¡concéntrate!; to concentrate on sth concentrarse en algo; I was concentrating on my homework me estaba concentrando en los deberes
2 (focus on)
to concentrate on sth centrarse en algo; the talks are expected to concentrate on practical issues se espera que las conversaciones se centren en or giren en torno a cuestiones prácticas; to concentrate on doing sth concentrarse or centrarse en hacer algo
I have to concentrate on getting well again I was concentrating on getting past the car ahead
3 (come together) [+troops, crowd] concentrarse; reunirse
noun
(Chem) concentrado (m)
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