separate

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (autonomous)
a. separado
My wife and I have separate bank accounts.Mi esposa y yo tenemos cuentas bancarias separadas.
b. independiente
The country could break apart into three separate states.El país podría dividirse en tres estados independientes.
2. (physically apart)
a. aparte
His studio is in a separate building from the house.Su estudio está en un edificio aparte de la casa.
3. (different)
a. distinto
We have met on three separate occasions.Hemos coincidido en tres ocasiones distintas.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to keep apart)
a. separar
The differences that separate us are of little consequence.Las diferencias que nos separan carecen de importancia.
5. (to move apart)
a. separar
It was impossible for the police to separate the rival fans.La policía no conseguía separar a los hinchas de los equipos rivales.
6. (to differentiate)
a. distinguir
You need to separate love from infatuation.Tienes que distinguir entre el amor y un capricho pasajero.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to stop living together)
a. separarse
It's so sad that they separated. They were the perfect couple.Qué triste que se separaran. Eran la pareja perfecta.
8. (to move apart)
a. separarse
The two continents separated from each other.Los dos continentes se separaron entre sí.
b. desprenderse
His ligaments have separated from the bone.Los ligamentos se le han desprendido del hueso.
9. (to divide)
a. dividirse
The empire separated into four kingdoms.El imperio se dividió en cuatro reinos.
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separate
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (parts, box, room)
a. separado(a)
2. (occasion, attempt)
a. distinto(a)
3. (organization)
a. independiente
the two issues are quite separateson dos cuestiones bien distintas
fish and meat should be kept separatehay que guardar la carne y el pescado por separado
to lead separate livesvivir separados(as)
4. (also fig)
a.
they went their separate wayssiguieron cada uno su camino
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a. separar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (general)
a. separarse
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separate [ˈseprɪt]
adjective
(apart) separado; (different) distinto; diferente; (distant) apartado; retirado
with separate toilet con inodoro separado
men and women have separate exercise rooms
could we have separate bills? queremos cuentas individuales; ¿podemos pagar por separado?
under separate cover por separado
separate from (apart from) separado de; (different from) distinto de
that's a separate issue esa es una cuestión aparte
they live very separate lives viven independientes uno de otro
it was discussed at a separate meeting se trató en otra reunión or reunión aparte
on separate occasions en diversas ocasiones
the children have separate rooms los niños tienen cada uno su habitación
they sleep in separate rooms duermen en habitaciones distintas
I wrote it on a separate sheet lo escribí en una hoja aparte
we sat at separate tables nos sentamos en mesas distintas
they went their separate ways fueron cada uno por su lado
separates (n) (clothes) coordinados (m)
[ˈsepəreɪt]
transitive verb
(keep apart) separar; (set aside) apartar; (divide) dividir; partir; (distinguish) distinguir
police moved in to separate the two groups la policía intervino para separar a los dos grupos; to separate truth from error separar lo falso de lo verdadero; distinguir entre lo falso y lo verdadero
[ˈsepəreɪt]
intransitive verb
separarse
her parents separated last year sus padres se separaron el año pasado
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