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turn on the computer

turn on the computer(
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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. (general)
a. encender la computadora
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
When I turned on the computer, this "there was an error" message popped up and it wouldn't let me log in.Cuando encendí la computadora, apareció este mensaje de "hubo un error" y no me permitió ingresar.
b. prender la computadora
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I can't turn on the computer because the battery is dead.No puedo prender la computadora porque se agotó la batería.
c. encender el ordenador
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
The updates will install when you turn on the computer.Las actualizaciones se instalarán cuando enciendes el ordenador.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. enciende la computadora
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Turn on the computer and wait for the automatic programs to open.Enciende la computadora y espera que abren los programas automáticos.
b. prende la computadora
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Alright, turn on the computer and we'll see if it's working.Bueno, prende la computadora y vamos a ver si funciona.
c. enciende el ordenador
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Turn on the computer by pressing this button.Enciende el ordenador por presionar este botón.
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