transitive verb past tense saw past participle seen
- 1 1.1 I can't see a thing!you can see the whole city from here¡no veo nada!we haven't seen her for a whiledesde aquí se ve or se puede ver toda la ciudadthere wasn't a policeman to be seenhace un tiempo que no la vemosto see somebody/something +no había ningún policía
infinitiveI didn't see her arrivewe'll be sorry to see her gono la vi llegarto see somebody/somethingnos va a dar pena que se vaya -ingI can see somebody coming this wayI saw them walking hand in handveo venir a alguiennow see what you've done! I thought I was seeing thingslos vi pasear or paseando tomados de la manowhen you've seen one Greek temple, you've seen them all! [humorous]pensé que estaba viendo visionesI'll believe it when I see itcon ver un templo griego ya es suficienteto be glad to see the back of somebodyhasta que no lo vea no lo creo1.2alegrarse de que alguien se vaya(witness)I saw the accidentjustice must be seen to be donevi or [formal] presencié el accidentefui testigo del accidentethey're going to close it down — I'd like to see them try!es necesario que la gente vea que se ha hecho justiciaI won't stand by and see you insultedlo van a cerrar — ¡que lo intenten si se atreven!I'll see you damned o dead o hanged o in hell first!no pienso permitir que te insulten¡ni muerto!Oraciones de ejemplo1.3
(film/play)do you want to come and see the game?¿quieres venir a ver el partido?Oraciones de ejemplo1.4
- The event may have seen changes in its history, but the prestigious trophy is still as sought after as ever.
- As an Irishman living abroad I've seen the changes in Ireland happening stage by stage.
- We support change and want to see a situation that is fast, efficient and safe.
(look at, inspect)I want to see what you've writtensee over/page 20quiero ver qué has escritomay I see your ticket?ver al dorso/ver página 20¿me permite su entrada ( or boleto etc)?
- However, if you want a real game of the people, go and see some Rugby League.
- Doors will open an hour before race time so spectators can see some live entertainment.
- Sure, I jumped a little watching Scream, but I've never seen a film that has cost me a night's sleep.
- 2 2.1(perceive, notice)I can see you want to get rid of meshe's so in love, she can't see his faultsya veo que quieres librarte de míI don't know what she sees in himestá tan enamorada que no le ve los defectosyou can hardly see the joinno sé qué es lo que le ve or qué es lo que ve en élanyone can see she's upsetapenas se nota la unión2.2 (learn from reading, hearing) Ver ejemplos: I see Mrs Baker's retiringcualquiera se da cuenta de que está disgustadaI see from your application form that …así que se jubila la señora Bakerhe leído en su solicitud que …Oraciones de ejemplo
- I laughed and pushed him away as I saw the familiar blue pick up truck coming down the road.
- He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white T-shirt, black tracksuit trousers and trainers.
- Its windows were shuttered, so that no one could see into the court from outside.
- 3 3.1(meet)I'm seeing him on Tuesdaywhen can I see you again?lo voy a ver el martesdo you see a lot of them?¿cuándo nos podemos volver a ver?3.2 (go out with) [colloquial] they've been seeing each other for two months¿los ves a menudo?hace dos meses que salen juntosOraciones de ejemplo3.3 (saying goodbye) [colloquial]see you! see you around! see you later/tonight/soon/on Saturday!
(I'll) be seeing you!¡hasta luego/esta noche/pronto/el sábado!Oraciones de ejemplo
- They had a summer of champagne, discreet suppers and walks by the Seine, but after that they saw each other less regularly.
- She accepts, and before long they are seeing each other regularly and falling in love.
- While we saw each other regularly, our lives changed and we grew apart.
- It may be their last chance to see each other, as Mr Spence feels he will be unable to undertake such a long journey again.
- Never mind playing together, they've hardly had the chance to see each other.
- Working together is a happy experience, she says, and is often the only chance they get to see each other.
- 4 (visit) 4.1(socially)4.2(for consultation)you should see a specialistI want to see the managerdeberías ver a or ir a un especialistato see somebodyquisiera ver al gerente or hablar con el gerente
aboutsomethingyou should see a doctor about that nailcan I see you about something privately?deberías hacerte ver esa uña por un médicoI went to see her about the loan¿podría hablar con usted de un asunto privado?see your travel agentfui a hablar con ella por lo del préstamoconsulte a su agente de viajesOraciones de ejemplo
- He only realised that he had dyscalculia when he went to see Professor Butterworth.
- He sees a specialist this week but it is thought the crack is already healing and it is hoped he will be fit for the start of the season next month.
- Another injury victim, Andy Heald, sees a specialist this week over his sciatica, but former skipper Davey Luker is unlikely to feature again this season due to work commitments.
- 5 the doctor will see you nowel doctor lo verá or lo atenderá ahoraOraciones de ejemplo
- The average waiting time to be seen for a consultation is three years and that time is also getting longer.
- But the GTC report says that not all teachers with voice problems will be seen by a specialist.
- It is understood the child will be undergoing surgery later today after being seen by a specialist.
- 6(understand)I don't see any point in goinghe didn't see the jokeno veo qué sentido tiene irhe's taking winter clothes, but I can't see the pointno entendió el chisteI can see no reason to worryva a llevar ropa de invierno, pero no veo para quédo you see what I mean?yo no veo que haya ningún motivo para preocuparseI fail to see what's so funny¿entiendes?¿te das cuenta?you'll have to apologize — I don't see why I shouldyo no le veo la gracia or no veo qué tiene de graciosoI can see (that) you're in a difficult position, but …vas a tener que pedir perdón — no veo por quéme doy cuenta de or comprendo que estás en una situación difícil, pero …
- 7(consider, regard)try to see things from my point of viewthe way I see it, as I see ittrata de ver las cosas desde mi punto de vistaI see her more as a friend than a teachertal como yo lo veoa mi entenderI see nothing wrong in itla veo más como amiga que como maestrayo no le encuentro nada de malo
- 8 8.1 (visualize) Ver ejemplos: me, a writer? I can't see it, somehow!can you see him as a teacher?¿un autor, yo? ¡me cuesta imaginármelo!I can still see her face when she heard the news¿te lo imaginas de profesor?8.2 (envisage, foresee) Ver ejemplos: I can see there'll be problemses como si estuviera viendo la cara que puso cuando se enteróto see something/somebodyveo que va a haber problemas
-ingI can't see it workingI can't see him being able to persuade herno creo que vaya a funcionarI saw it comingno creo que la vaya a poder convencer8.3 (accept) (American English) [colloquial]we could move Johnson over to Sales — OK, I can see thatme lo vi venirpodríamos pasar a Johnson a Ventas — bueno, eso me parece bien
- 9 9.1(find out, determine)I went to see what was happening/what she wantedI'll have to see what I can dofui a ver qué pasaba/qué queríawe'll have to (wait and) seetendré que ver qué puedo hacerthat remains to be seenhabrá que esperar y ver9.2 (ensure)to seeeso está por verse
thatthe umpire's job is to see (that) there's fair playsee (that) you're there on timela tarea del árbitro es asegurarse de que el juego sea limpiosee that it doesn't happen againno vayas a llegar tardeque no vuelva a sucederOraciones de ejemplo
- I have had them checked to see that they are sound, and they are no danger to any structure.
- Trust and verify is drill jargon for reminding yourself to check the gun and see that it is not loaded.
- As I was getting off the train, I checked to see that my wallet was stuck in the top of my bag.
- 10 10.1 (experience, undergo) Ver ejemplos: I doubt if I'll live to see itshe won't see 40 againno creo que yo llegue a verlo or que yo llegue a ver el díaI don't think he'll see 60ya no vuelve a cumplir los 40I want to travel and see (a bit of) lifeno creo que llegue a cumplir 60his hair looks like it's never seen a brush! [colloquial] [humorous]quiero viajar y ver mundo10.2 (be the occasion of) Ver ejemplos:in a week which has seen the start of …parece que se hubiera peleado con el peine [humorous]after 24 hours of violence which saw several people deaden una semana que ha visto el inicio de …next Thursday sees the launch of the new modeldespués de 24 horas de violencia que arrojó un saldo de varios muertosel próximo jueves es la fecha señalada para el lanzamiento del nuevo modeloOraciones de ejemplo
- The last few days of this election campaign will now see a bitter fight over the most hated man in America.
- Next May sees full council elections across England and Wales, and the BNP is aiming to pick up seats in target areas such as West Yorkshire and Barking, east London.
- The series of television debates in the American presidential elections has seen ratings soar.
- 11 11.1(escort, accompany)to see somebody to the doorto see somebody homeacompañar a alguien a la puerta11.2 (bring, last) [colloquial]$500 should see you to the end of the monthacompañar a alguien a su casathat's enough to see me till tomorrowcon 500 dólares debería alcanzarte or te deberías poder arreglar hasta fin de mescon eso me alcanza hasta mañana
- 2(understand, realize)can't you see he loves you?as far as I can see¿no te das cuenta de or no ves que te quiere?I seepor lo que yo veo(expressing realization)ya veo(accepting explanation)he's deaf, you seeentiendoit works like this, you see?es que es sordo ¿sabes?now see here, I'm not going to let you get away with that [colloquial]funciona así ¿ves?Oraciones de ejemplo
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- She saw that he had written the word Love before his name, but cancelled it out messily.
- He sees that some were written in a different style so he has this whole list of names of people who are writing in his box and he's trying to collate them.
- His sleeves are turned under to fit - and he sees that I've noticed.
- It may be understandable to see how a young man, fresh from a life of crime could paint such violent pictures.
- In considering citizenship, we saw that it entailed more than simply a formal badge of membership in a national community.
- When you stop to consider, you see that it has a lot of the elements that make up a good line.
- 3(consider, think)let's seewill you let me go? — we'll seevamos a verveamosI'll see, but I can't promise anything¿me vas a dejar ir? — veremos or vamos a vervoy a ver, pero no te puedo prometer nadaOraciones de ejemplo
- What if everyone sees everything differently?
- Taking a step back for a moment, a vertically integrated business sees itself quite differently to a functional or divisionalized organization.
- Speed, daring, and deep penetrations without regard to flank security came to be seen as essential.
- 4(find out)will the car start? — I'll seewill it work? — try it and see¿arrancará el coche? — vamos a verwhat's going on? — you'll soon see¿funcionará? — prueba a ver¿qué pasa? — ya lo verásOraciones de ejemplo
- It will be interesting to see whether the BBC will consider them for an audio medium.
- I then considered both points to see whether their placing in the chart was appropriate.
- It will be interesting to see whether the Ministers will have the courage to embrace this emotive issue.
Verbos con partícula
- 1.1 (deal with) Ver ejemplos: a man came to see about the leaking roof
- we stayed up to see the New Year in
- → see around
- 1verb + preposition + object (not be deceived by) Ver ejemplos: anyone could see through that story
- (diocese) the Holy SeeOraciones de ejemplo
- The title of archbishop ceased to be used for these two sees of the episcopal church in Scotland after the revolution of 1688.
- The sees of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews in the east, and of Glasgow in the west have been co-equals since the Middle Ages.
- In ecclesiastical affairs, the see of Canterbury claimed a comparable hegemony.
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