play a role

play a role(
pley
 
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rol
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be involved)
a. desempeñar un papel
Who do you think played a role in facilitating the crime?¿Quién crees que desempeñó un papel en facilitar el crimen?
b. hacer un papel
She played an important role in the founding of the company.Ella hizo un papel importante en la fundación de la compañía.
c. representar un papel
Andres plays an important role in the student movement.Andrés representa un papel importante en el movimiento estudiantil.
d. jugar un papel
Fox hunting may have played a role in the spread of the disease.La caza de zorros puede haber jugado un papel en la propagación de la enfermedad.
e. cumplir una función
Paulina plays a key role in the national government.Paulina cumple una función clave en el gobierno nacional.
f. jugar un rol
Investigative journalism plays a role in a healthy democracy.El periodismo de investigación juega un rol en una democracia saludable.
g. cumplir una labor
Every single person in our company plays a role in determining our collective future.Cada persona en nuestra compañía cumple una labor que determina nuestro futuro colectivo.
2. (film, theater, television)
a. interpretar un papel
My drama teacher played a role in an award-winning movie.Mi profesora de teatro interpretó un papel en una película premiada.
b. representar un papel
I once played a role in a Shakespeare play at school.Una vez representé un papel en una obra de Shakespeare en el colegio.
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