count
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count(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to enumerate)
a. contar
Can you count how many people are coming to dinner?¿Puedes contar cuántos vendrán a cenar?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to recite numbers)
a. contar
They have learned to count to 20 in Japanese.Han aprendido a contar hasta 20 en japonés.
3. (to be important)
a. contar
Every vote counts.Cada voto cuenta.
What I said before does not count.Lo que dije antes no cuenta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (nobility)
a. el conde
(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).
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the most famous counts I've heard of.El Conde de Monte Cristo es uno de los condes más famosos del que haya oído hablar.
5. (legal)
a. el cargo
(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).
She was charged with eight counts of murder.La acusaron de ocho cargos de asesinato.
6. (sum)
a. el total
(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).
The body count is still unknown.No se conoce todavía el número total de víctimas.
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count
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (calculation)
a. el cuenta f, recuento
(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).
at the last countsegún las cifras más recientes
to keep/lose countllevar/perder la cuenta
2. (in boxing)
a. la cuenta (hasta diez)
(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).
to be out for the countestar fuera de combate
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(fast asleep)
4. (law)
a. la cargo m, acusación
(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).
guilty on both countsculpable de los dos cargos
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
on a number of countsen una serie de puntos
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (enumerate)
a. contar
to count sheepcontar ovejitas
counting the dog there were four of uséramos cuatro, contando al perro
7. (consider)
a. considerar
I count him as a friendlo considero un amigo
count yourself lucky you weren't killedconsidérate afortunado(a) por haber salido con vida
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (general)
a. contar
to count (up) to tencontar hasta diez
9. (be valid)
a. contar, valer
that one doesn't countese no cuenta
it counts as one of my worst holidaysfue una de mis peores vacaciones
every vote countstodos los votos cuentan or son importantes
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count [kaʊnt]
noun
1 (act of counting) recuento (m); [of votes] escrutinio (m); recuento (m); (Boxing) cuenta (f)
doubts have been expressed about the accuracy of the count to [beat] the count he failed to beat the count and his opponent won the bout
to keep/lose count (of sth) llevar/perder la cuenta (de algo)
they are not able to keep count of the number of bodies found you made me lose count she lost count of the interviews she'd been called for after several weeks in prison, he lost count of the days
at the last count en el último recuento; to make or do a count of sth hacer un recuento de algo
OK, let's do a count to see how many people have turned up
to be out for the count estar fuera de combate
he was very tired when I put him to bed -\last time I checked he was out for the count\ to [take] the count he took the count to give himself a breather
2 (total) recuento (m)
the final count (in election) el último recuento; hold the stretch for a count of ten, then relax estírese y cuente hasta diez, luego relájese
the initial count was 64 dead and several injured a glass or two of wine will not add to the calorie count workers who lose their jobs go on the unemployment count a healthy person has a normal count of about 1000 immune cells in a blood test the final count in last month's referendum showed 56 per cent in favour count of ... I'll give you a count of ten and then I come and find you he waited for a count of twenty
3 (Jur) cargo (m)
each count carries a maximum seven years in jail [on] two/all/several/both counts
he was found guilty on all counts fue declarado culpable de todos los cargos; he was indicted on two counts of murder le fueron imputados dos cargos por asesinato
4 (point)
[on] two/all/several/both counts
you're wrong on both counts estás equivocado en los dos aspectos; I think she deserves recognition on two counts creo que merece reconocimiento por dos motivos
the Russians gained on all counts this film is unique on several counts
transitive verb
1 (add up, check) contar
she was counting the days until he came home contaba los días que faltaban para su vuelta
I counted the money - it was more than five hundred pounds I counted 34 wild goats grazing count your breaths and clock your pulse we counted the seconds to see how far away the lightning was to count one's [change] always count your change before leaving the shop
to count the cost of (doing) sth reparar en el coste de (hacer) algo; reparar en las consecuencias de (hacer) algo
teach us to give and not to count the cost farmers are still counting the cost of the Chernobyl disaster many people act on impulse without counting the cost she gave without counting the cost businesses were last night counting the cost of the chaos caused by this computer virus when he wanted something, he set out to get it, rarely counting the cost don't count your chickens before they're hatched to count [sheep]
2 (include) contar
not counting the children sin contar a los niños; ten counting him diez con él; diez contándolo a él
3 (consider) considerar
it can be counted a success I count it an honour to do this will you count it [against] me if...?
I count you among my friends te cuento entre mis amigos; te considero amigo mío
he was counted among the greatest musicians of his era
I count myself lucky me considero feliz; count yourself lucky! ¡date por satisfecho!
to count one's [blessings] count your blessings to count (to) ... I'll count (to) 20 and then I come and look for you
intransitive verb
1 (add up, recite numbers) contar
can you count? ¿sabes contar?
as far as he could count, there were fourteen German tanks he was counting slowly under his breath counting [from] today
counting from the left contando de izquierda a derecha; counting from today/last Sunday a partir de hoy/contando desde el domingo pasado; to count (up) to ten contar hasta diez
Kate paused long enough to count up to ten
2 (be considered, be valid) valer; contar
that doesn't count eso no vale; eso no cuenta; every second counts cada segundo cuenta or es importante
it will count against him irá en su contra
to count as
two children count as one adult dos niños cuentan como un adulto; a conservatory counts as an extension un jardín de invierno cuenta como una ampliación de la casa
to count [for]
ability counts for little here aquí la capacidad que se tenga sirve de muy poco
powerful friends can count for a great deal count with her while she jumps
modifier
count noun (n) (Gram) sustantivo (m) contable
count [kaʊnt]
noun
(nobleman) conde (m)
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