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make up for

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento

Translation of make up for in Spanish:

  • compensar their enthusiasm makes up for their lack of experience su entusiasmo compensa or suple su falta de experiencia no amount of money can make up for losing a limb la pérdida de un miembro no se puede compensar con dinero we'll have to work even harder, to make up for lost time tendremos que trabajar más para recuperar el tiempo perdido what she lacks in technique she makes up for in style lo que le falta de técnica lo compensa con estilo
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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.