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teach
past tense & past participle taught
American English: /titʃ/
British English: /tiːtʃ/

Translation of teach in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (subject)
    dar clases de
    enseñar
    he teaches handicapped children
    da clase(s) a or es profesor de niños minusválidos
    I teach a class of 40
    tengo una clase de 40 (alumnos)
    the course is taught by Dr Green
    el curso lo da el profesor Green
    el curso lo imparte el profesor Green [formal]
    to teach school (American English)
    dar clase(s) en un colegio
    to teach something to somebody
    dar clase(s) de algo a alguien
    enseñar algo a alguien
    I teach French to businessmen
    doy clase(s) de francés or enseño francés a hombres de negocios
    he taught himself Greek
    aprendió griego él solo or por su cuenta
    to teach somebody to + infinitive
    enseñarle a alguien a + infinitive
    she taught him to read/swim
    le enseñó a leer/nadar
    they taught us to believe in God
    nos enseñaron a creer en Dios
    will you teach me how to do that trick?
    ¿me enseñas (a hacer) ese truco?
    teach them who's boss
    demuéstrales quién manda
    Example sentences
    • This guide contains all the skills and requirements as well as the background and reference information needed to teach the skills.
    • How the information and skills are taught are considered to be equally as important as the award itself.
    • Interventions can provide the information and teach the skills necessary to implement those strategies.
  • 2 (cause to learn)to teach somebody to + infinitive
    enseñar a alguien a + infinitive
    this will teach you to appreciate what you've got
    esto te enseñará or así aprenderás a valorar lo que tienes
    I'll teach you to tell lies!
    ¡ya te voy a enseñar yo a ti a decir mentiras!
    ¡para que aprendas a no mentir!
    that'll teach her
    eso le servirá de lección or de escarmiento
    history teaches us that power corrupts
    la historia (nos) enseña que el poder corrompe
    Example sentences
    • The experience of many decades had taught us to understand that the black poor of our country valued a just peace as deeply as they valued their lives.
    • The experience taught me how much it's possible to learn away from home in a new environment.
    • Experience teaches us, however, that humility often departs when the remembrance of imperfections grows more distant.

intransitive verb

  • I teach at o in the local school
    doy clase(s) en el colegio del barrio
    I'd like to teach
    me gustaría ser profesor or dedicarme a la enseñanza

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