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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to possess)
a. ser dueño de
He owns six apartments in this building and several more elsewhere.Es dueño de seis apartamentos en este edificio y varios más en otros lugares.
b. poseer
Who owns the key to your heart?¿Quién posee la llave de tu corazón?
c. tener
Our family owns four bicycles but only one works.En casa tenemos cuatro bicicletas, pero solo una funciona.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to admit)
a. reconocer
The witness owned that she had lied to the court.La testigo reconoció que había mentido al tribunal.
b. admitir
The journalist owned that he'd plagiarized his colleague's article.El periodista admitió haber plagiado el artículo de su colega.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(to admit; used with "to")
a. reconocer
In the end the patient owned to being a hypocondriac.Al final el paciente reconoció ser un hipocondríaco.
b. admitir
He owned to his guilt only because he was tortured.Admitió su culpa solo porque le torturaron.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (belonging to)
a. propio
I would rather have my own car.Preferiría tener mi propio coche.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
5. (possessive)
a. suyo
Do you know if the dog is her own?¿Sabes si el perro es suyo?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. propio(a)
her own moneysu propio dinero
I saw it with my own eyeslo vi con mis propios ojos
I do my own accountsllevo mi propia contabilidad
in one's own rightpor derecho propio
own goalautogol m, gol m en propia meta or
2. (fig)
to score an own goalmeter la pata
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
3. (of possession)
my ownel/la mío(a)
it's my ownes mío(a)
I have money of my owntengo dinero propio or
a child of his ownun hijo suyo
he made that expression/part his ownhizo suya esa expresión/suyo ese papel
she has a copy of her owntiene un ejemplar para ella
for reasons of his ownpor razones privadas
4. (idioms)
to do something on one's ownhacer algo solo(a)
I am (all) on my ownestoy solo
you're on your own!¡conmigo no cuentes!
he has come into his own since being promoteddesde que lo ascendieron ha demostrado su verdadera valía or sus verdaderas posibilidades
to get one's own back (on somebody)vengarse (de alguien), tomarse la revancha (contra alguien)
he looks after his owncuida de los suyos
she managed to hold her ownconsiguió defenderse
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (property)
a. poseer
who owns this land?¿de quién es esta tierra?, ¿quién es el propietario de esta tierra?
he behaves as if he owned the placese comporta como si fuera el dueño
6. (admit)
a. (old-fashioned)
to own (that)…reconocer que…
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own [əʊn]
transitive verb
1 (possess) [+object, goods] tener; poseer; [+land, house, company] ser dueño de; poseer
he owns two tractors tiene or posee dos tractores; he owns three newspapers es dueño de tres periódicos; do you own your own house? ¿tienes casa propia?; ¿tienes una casa de tu propiedad?; who owns the newspaper? ¿quién es el propietario or dueño del periódico?; who owns this pen? ¿de quién es esta pluma?; a cat nobody wants to own un gato que nadie quiere reclamar; as if he owned the place como si dueño del lugar; you don't own me! ¡no te pertenezco!
2 (admit) reconocer; admitir
I own I was wrong reconozco or admito que me equivoqué; he owned the child as his reconoció al niño como suyo
intransitive verb
to own to sth confesar or reconocer algo
own [əʊn]
the house has its own garage la casa tiene garaje propio; in her own house en su propia casa; it's all my own money todo el dinero es mío
my/his/her etc own: the house is her own la casa es de su propiedad or le pertenece; my time is my own dispongo de mi tiempo como quiero; we all look after our own todos cuidamos lo nuestro
he has a style all his own tiene un estilo muy suyo or propio
I'm so busy I can scarcely call my time my own estoy tan ocupado que apenas dispongo de mi tiempo
without a chair to call my own sin una silla que pueda decir que es mía
can I have it for my own? ¿puedo quedarme con él?
he made the theory his own hizo suya la teoría; adoptó la teoría
she has money of her own tiene su propio dinero
a place of one's own (una) casa propia; I'll give you a copy of your own te daré una copia para ti; for reasons of his own él sabrá por qué
to be on one's own estar solo
now we're on our own ya estamos solos or a solas; if I can get him on his own si puedo hablar con él a solas; to do sth on one's own (unaccompanied) hacer algo por su cuenta; (unaided) hacer algo solo or sin ayuda (de nadie)
you'll have a room of your very own tendrás una habitación para ti solo
to get one's own back (on sb) vengarse (de algn)
to come into one's own
women came into their own during the Second World War las mujeres no se hicieron valer hasta la Segunda Guerra Mundial; his ideas really came into their own in the sixties hasta los años sesenta no se valoraron de verdad sus ideas
to hold one's own defenderse; (not give in) no cejar; mantenerse firme
he can hold his own with the best of them no le va a la zaga ni al mejor de ellos; I can hold my own in German me defiendo en alemán
each to his own cada uno a lo suyo; cada cual a lo suyo
own brand (n) (Comm) marca (f) propia de un supermercado etc; (de un supermercado etc)
own goal (n) (Britain) (Dep) autogol (m)
Southampton took the lead through a Richard Shaw own goal after only 30 seconds
the campaign was considered a public relations own goal for the government la campaña se consideró un perjuicio que el gobierno se ha hecho a sí mismo or un gol que el gobierno se ha marcado a sí mismo en el ámbito de las relaciones públicas
Because of the legislation I could not employ a woman. Women have made themselves unemployable. They have scored an own goal The picture and article attracted attention to the poster which it might not otherwise have received, and thus constituted an `own goal"
own label (n)
own brand See culture box in entry own.
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