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bring
also: past tense & past participle brought
American English: /brɪŋ/
British English: /brɪŋ/

Translation of bring in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1
    (take along)
    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)
    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)
    the slightest sound could bring the guards
    el menor ruido podría atraer or hacer venir a los guardas
    what brings you here? bring it on! [colloquial]
    ¡vamos!
    ¡venga!
    (Spain) [colloquial]
    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)
    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 somebody's face
    hacer sonreír a alguien
    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 something to bearto bring pressure to bear on somebody
    ejercer presión sobre alguien
    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) See examples: 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)
    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)to bring a lawsuit o an action against somebody
    interponer or iniciar una demanda or acción en contra de alguien
    to bring charges against somebody
    formularle cargos a alguien
    formular cargos en contra de alguien

Phrasal verbs

bring about

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(cause) (downfall/crisis)
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
2verb + object + adverb (Nautical)
hacer virar

bring along

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1
(friend/records/photos)
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

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(take along)
shall I bring it around?
(to where we're speaking)
¿lo traigo?
(to a different place)
¿lo llevo?
2verb + object + adverb 2.1
(persuade)
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) See examples: 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
1.1 (return) See examples: I'll bring your book back tomorrow
te devolveré or (Latin America except Southern Cone) 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 somebody back to life/health
devolverle la vida/salud a alguien
1.2
(from distant place)
I'll bring you back a present
te traeré un regalo
1.3
(reintroduce) (custom/method)
volver a introducir
1.4
(recall)
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
hacer comparecer ante
he was brought before the court
se lo hizo comparecer ante el tribunal

bring down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1
(lower) (price)
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)
(player/opponent)
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)
1.4
(shoot down) (aircraft)
1.5
(overthrow) (government/dictator)
hacer caer
this issue could bring down the coalition
esta cuestión podría hacer que se viniera abajo la coalición
1.6
(depress)

bring forth

verb + adverb + object
1.1 (produce, bear) [archaic or liter]
(fruit)
(child)
1.2
(elicit) (protest/criticism)

bring forward

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.1
(present) (witness)
hacer comparecer
(evidence/idea/suggestion)
1.2 (in accounts) (British English) brought forward £262.38
saldo anterior £262.38
transporte £262.38 (River Plate area)
1.3
(to earlier time) (meeting/appointment)

bring home

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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
1 1.1 (earn, yield) See examples: 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)
1.3 (involve, use) See examples: 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 …
2 2.1
(introduce) (regulation/system)
(bill)
2.2 (Law)to bring in a verdict of guilty
declarar culpable a alguien

bring off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(achieve) (feat/victory)
(plan/deal)

bring on

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(cause) (attack/breakdown)
what brought this on?
¿esto a qué se debe?
1.2
(develop, encourage) (talent)
(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!
2verb + object + preposition + object (cause to befall) See examples: he brought his misfortune on himself
él mismo se buscó su desgracia

bring out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(draw out)
(person)
hacer salir
1.2
(put on market) (product/model)
(edition/book)
1.3 (accentuate) See examples: 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) to bring somebody out in somethingit brought me out in a rash
me produjo un sarpullido
it brought me out in spots
hizo que me salieran granos
2verb + object + adverb (make less shy) See examples: I tried to bring her out a bit
traté de ayudarla a vencer su timidez

bring over

verb + object + adverb
1
(bring along)
2 (persuade) bring around 2 1

bring round

(British English)
bring around

bring through

1verb + object + preposition + objectshe 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
2verb + object + adverb her courage will bring her through
su valor la sacará adelante

bring to

verb + object + adverb

bring together

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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 (British English)
[formal]
(rioters/revolutionaries)

bring up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
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)
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)
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)
(artillery/tanks)
hacer avanzar
1.5 1.6 (make appear) See examples: 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

bring upon

bring on 2

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