Translation of componer in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 (constituir) [jurado/equipo] to make up componen el conjunto una falda, una chaqueta y un abrigo the outfit consists of o/or comprises a skirt, a jacket and a coat todos los pilotos que componen nuestra plantilla all the pilots who make up o/or [formal] constitute our staff el tren estaba compuesto por ocho vagones the train was made up of o/or formed of eight cars
- 2 2.1 [canción/sinfonía] to compose; [versos] to compose, write 2.2 [cuadro/fotografía] to compose 2.3 [Imprenta/Printing] [texto] to compose
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (componerse)
- 1 (estar formado) componerse
dealgo to be made up ofsth el menú se compone de platos típicos de la región the menu is made up of typical regional dishes estaba compuesta por dos representantes de cada ciudad it consisted of o it was composed of o it was made up of o comprised two representatives from each city el jurado se compone de doce personas the jury is made up of o/or is composed of twelve people
- 2 2.1 [tiempo] (arreglarse) to improve, get better, clear up ¡ojalá se componga para mañana! let's hope it clears up o improves o gets better for tomorrow 2.2 (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) [familiar/colloquial], [persona] to get better cuando me componga when I'm better o/or when I get better de niña era feúcha pero con los años se ha compuesto she was rather a plain child but she's improved with time componérselas [familiar/colloquial], que se las componga/allá se las componga como pueda that's his problem, he'll have to sort that out himself no sé cómo se las compone para trabajar y estudiar a la vez I don't know how she manages to work and study as well
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