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bring

(past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado brought)
Pronunciation: /brɪŋ/

Translation of bring in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (take along) traer* can I bring a friend? (to where we're speaking) ¿puedo traer a or venir con un amigo? (to a different place) ¿puedo llevar a or ir con un amigo? bring this to the kitchen (American English/inglés norteamericano) lleva esto a la cocina she's bringing Lucy with her va a venir con Lucy, va a traer a Lucy bring your passport with you traiga el pasaporte, traiga consigo el pasaporte [formal] I've brought these books for the children les he traído estos libros a los niños, he traído estos libros para los niños he brought me news from John me trajo noticias de John we'll bring you more news in our next bulletin les daremos más información en nuestro próximo boletín she brings a lifetime's experience aporta la experiencia de toda una vida that brings me to my next point: the need to … esto me lleva a lo siguiente: la necesidad de … I brought away new hopes from that meeting salí de esa reunión con nuevas esperanzas bring the chair/baby inside/outside entra/saca la silla/al bebé bring it close acércalo bring her in hazla pasar or entrar 1.2 (attract, cause to come) atraer* the slightest sound could bring the guards el menor ruido podría atraer or hacer venir a los guardas what brings you here? ¿qué te trae por aquí? bring it on! [colloquial/familiar] ¡vamos!, ¡venga! (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • There had been talk among their generals to bring her here before, but none had dared to touch her.
    • This mixture effectively brought me into the feeling of the play.
    • He's effective in bringing groups of Iraqis together, something he's done for many years.
  • 2 2.1 (result in, produce) traer* the merger will bring enormous benefits la fusión va a traer or reportar enormes beneficios it brought us nothing but trouble no nos trajo más que problemas the announcement brought cheers from the crowd el anuncio hizo dar vivas a la muchedumbre these benefits bring with them certain responsibilities estas ventajas conllevan ciertas responsabilidades you've brought so much happiness to those poor children les has dado tanta alegría a esos pobres niños to bring a smile to sb's face hacer* sonreír a algn it brought a blush to her face la hizo sonrojarse it brought tears to my eyes hizo que se me llenaran los ojos de lágrimas it brings a shine to the wood le da brillo a la madera to bring sth to bear to bring pressure to bear on sb ejercer* presión sobre algn once he brought his mind to bear on the problem una vez que centró su atención en el problema the guns were brought to bear on the target apuntaron al objetivo con los cañones 2.2 (persuade) I couldn't bring myself to do it no pude hacerlo
    Example sentences
    • I forced the inevitable because I can't bring myself to compromise.
    • At first she was sure that he couldn't bring himself to mention the letter and let her down gently.
    • It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.
  • 3 (earn) [profit/return] dejar how much do you think the sale will bring you? ¿cuánto crees que vas a sacar de la venta?
    Example sentences
    • The coffee shops were going to be open even longer as the commuters brought in much money even in the early hours.
    • With ridership that quickly surpassed expectations, they also brought in profits.
    • His books brought in an amazing income stream.
  • 4 [Law/Derecho] to bring a lawsuit o an action against sb interponer* or iniciar una demanda or acción en contra de algn to bring charges against sb formularle cargos a algn, formular cargos en contra de algn

Phrasal verbs

bring about

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (cause) [downfall/crisis] provocar*, ocasionar the incident brought about a change in their attitude el incidente provocó un cambio en su actitud to try to bring about change in society tratar de lograr que se produzcan cambios en la sociedad 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio [Nautical/Náutica] hacer* virar

bring along

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [friend/records/photos] traer* shall I bring my guitar along? (to where I'm speaking) ¿traigo la guitarra? (somewhere else) ¿llevo la guitarra? 1.2bring on 1 2

bring around

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (take along) traer* shall I bring it around? (to where we're speaking) ¿lo traigo? (to a different place) ¿lo llevo? 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 2.1 (persuade) convencer* we finally brought her around to our point of view finalmente conseguimos convencerla I've brought him around to a more reasonable point of view lo he hecho entrar en razón 2.2 (steer) I brought the conversation around to James llevé la conversación al tema de James 2.3 (restore consciousness) hacer* volver en sí

bring back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (return) I'll bring your book back tomorrow te devolveré or (Latin America except Southern Cone/América Latina excepto Cono Sur) te regresaré el libro mañana crying won't bring him back con llorar no vas a conseguir que vuelva no amount of money can bring my daughter back (to me) no hay suma de dinero que me pueda devolver a mi hija this brings us back to the question of money esto nos vuelve a llevar al tema del dinero to bring sb back to life/health devolverle* la vida/salud a algn 1.2 (from distant place) traer* I'll bring you back a present te traeré un regalo 1.3 (reintroduce) [custom/method] volver* a introducir 1.4 (recall) recordar* it brought back memories of the past me ( or le etc) trajo recuerdos del pasado, me ( or le etc) recordó el pasado seeing you again brings it all back volverte a ver me lo vuelve a traer todo a la memoria

bring before

verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento
hacer* comparecer ante he was brought before the court se lo hizo comparecer ante el tribunal

bring down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (lower) [price] reducir*, hacer* bajar; [temperature] hacer* bajar the measure brought the crime figures down la medida consiguió que disminuyera la delincuencia 1.2 (cause to fall) [tree/wall] tirar, echar abajo; [player/opponent] derribar any noise might bring the roof crashing down on us al menor ruido se nos puede caer el techo encima the news brought their wrath down upon us [formal] la noticia les hizo descargar su ira contra nosotros do you want to bring the police down on me? ¿es que quieres que se me eche encima la policía? 1.3 (kill, wound) [person/animal] derribar, abatir 1.4 (shoot down) [aircraft] derribar 1.5 (overthrow) [government/dictator] derrocar*, hacer* caer this issue could bring down the coalition esta cuestión podría hacer que se viniera abajo la coalición 1.6 (depress) deprimir

bring forth

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (produce, bear) [archaic or liter] [fruit] dar*; [child] dar* a luz 1.2 (elicit) [protest/criticism] dar* lugar a, provocar*, suscitar [formal]

bring forward

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (present) [witness] hacer* comparecer; [evidence/idea/suggestion] presentar 1.2 (in accounts) (British English/inglés británico) brought forward £262.38 saldo anterior £262.38, transporte £262.38 (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) 1.3 (to earlier time) [meeting/appointment] adelantar

bring home

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
her letter brought home to me the seriousness of the situation su carta me hizo dar cuenta cabal de la gravedad de la situación

bring in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (earn, yield) his job doesn't bring in much money no saca mucho con su trabajo, su trabajo no le reporta mucho dinero 1.2 (attract) [customers] atraer* 1.3 (involve, use) they had to bring the police in tuvieron que hacer intervenir a la policía we have to bring in extra staff in the summer tenemos que contratar personal extra en verano then you can bring in the point about … entonces puedes introducir lo de … 1.1 2.1 (introduce) [regulation/system] introducir*, implantar; [bill] presentar 2.2 [Law/Derecho] to bring in a verdict of guilty declarar culpable a algn

bring off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
(achieve) [feat/victory] conseguir*, lograr; [plan/deal] llevar a cabo

bring on

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (cause) [attack/breakdown] provocar* what brought this on? ¿esto a qué se debe? 1.2 (develop, encourage) [talent] fomentar, potenciar; [crop] acelerar el crecimiento de 1.3 (introduce) hacer* salir they brought on their best player hicieron salir (a jugar) a su mejor jugador bring on the clowns! ¡que salgan los payasos! 1.1verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento (cause to befall) he brought his misfortune on himself él mismo se buscó su desgracia

bring out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (draw out) sacar*; [person] hacer* salir 1.2 (put on market) [product/model] sacar* (al mercado); [edition/book] publicar*, sacar* 1.3 (accentuate) children bring out the best in her el trato con niños hace resaltar or pone de manifiesto sus mejores cualidades this light brings out the red in your hair esta luz realza el rojo de tu pelo 1.4 (make bloom) hacer* florecer 1.5 (British English/inglés británico) to bring sb out in sth it brought me out in a rash me produjo un sarpullido it brought me out in spots hizo que me salieran granos 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (make less shy) I tried to bring her out a bit traté de ayudarla a vencer su timidez

bring over

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
(bring along) traer* 1.1 (persuade) bring around 2 1

bring round

(British English/inglés británico)
bring around

bring through

verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento she managed to bring him through his illness consiguió que se recuperara de su enfermedad team spirit brought us through those difficult days gracias al espíritu de equipo pudimos superar aquella difícil etapa 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio sacar* adelante her courage will bring her through su valor la sacará adelante

bring to

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
reanimar, hacer* volver en sí

bring together

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
the conference will bring together scientists from all over the world el congreso reunirá or congregará a científicos de todo el mundo a tragedy like this can bring a family together una tragedia así puede unir a una familia they were brought together by chance el destino quiso que se conocieran ( or se encontraran etc)

bring under

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (British English/inglés británico)
[formal] [rioters/revolutionaries] someter, sojuzgar* [formal]

bring up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (cause to rise) [prices/temperature] hacer* subir can you bring her up to the required standard? ¿puedes conseguir que alcance el nivel necesario? 1.2 (rear) [child] criar* I was brought up by my aunt me crió mi tía they brought us up to respect authority nos educaron en el respeto a la autoridad, desde niños nos enseñaron a respetar la autoridad I was brought up on westerns crecí viendo películas de vaqueros 1.3 (mention) [subject] sacar* did you have to bring that up? ¿por qué tuviste que sacar ese tema?, ¿por qué tuviste que sacar eso a relucir or a colación? I wanted to bring up the matter of … quería mencionar el asunto de … 1.4 [Military/Militar] [artillery/tanks] hacer* avanzar 1.5 (vomit) vomitar, devolver* 1.6 (make appear) she was brought up before the judge se la hizo comparecer ante el juez they were brought up before the headmaster los llevaron ante el director

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