overlook
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overlook(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have a view from above)
a. dar a
My bedroom window overlooks the courtyard, so it's not too noisy.La ventana de mi habitación da al patio, así que no hay demasiado ruido.
2. (to not notice)
a. pasar por alto
We can't afford to have an accountant who overlooks big mistakes.No nos podemos permitir un contador que pasa por alto errores graves.
b. no darse cuenta de
The waitress overlooked the couple sitting at the table in the corner.La camarera no se dio cuenta de la pareja que se había sentado en la mesa del rincón.
3. (to treat as unimportant)
a. pasar por alto
We had to fire her because she kept overlooking her deadlines.Tuvimos que despedirla porque pasaba por alto los plazos una y otra vez.
b. no tener en cuenta
My boss always criticizes me, but he overlooks all the things I do right.Mi jefe siempre me critica, pero no tiene en cuenta las cosas que hago bien.
c. dejar pasar
I know you weren't trying to do anything wrong, so we'll overlook it this time.Sé que no querías hacer nada malo, así que lo dejamos pasar esta vez.
4. (to choose to ignore)
a. hacer la vista gorda
The police have a habit of overlooking petty crime in this neighborhood.La policía tiene la costumbre de hacer la vista gorda a los delitos menores en este barrio.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (viewpoint)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el mirador
(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).
There's a clearing with an overlook at the top of this hill from where you can see the lake.Hay un claro con un mirador en la cima de esta colina desde donde se ve el lago.
b. la vista
(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).
This corner of the property has an overlook to the entire city.Esta esquina de la propiedad tiene vista a toda la ciudad.
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overlook
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (look out over)
a. dar a
the town is overlooked by the castleel castillo domina la ciudad
2. (fail to notice)
a. pasar por alto, no darse cuenta de
3. (disregard)
a. pasar por alto, no tener en cuenta
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overlook [ˌəʊvəˈlʊk]
transitive verb
1 [+building] tener vista a; dar a
the house overlooks the park la casa tiene vistas al parque; the garden is not overlooked el jardín no tiene ningún edificio al lado que lo domine
2 (leave out) pasar por alto; (not notice) pasar por alto; no darse cuenta de; (tolerate) pasar por alto; dejar pasar; (turn a blind eye to) hacer la vista gorda a
we'll overlook it this time por esta vez lo pasaremos por alto or lo dejaremos pasar; the plant is easily overlooked es fácil pasar por alto or no ver la planta
3 (watch over) vigilar; (inspect) inspeccionar; examinar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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