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Translation of confundir in English:

verbo transitivo

also: confundirse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 (equivocarse) See examples: siempre se confunde en las cuentas
    he always makes mistakes in the accounts o gets the accounts wrong
    confundirse de algome confundí de calle/casa
    I got the wrong street/house
    se ha confundido de número
    you have o you've got the wrong number
    1.2 (mezclarse, fundirse) See examples: se confundió entre la multitud
    he melted into o disappeared into the crowd
    una gran variedad de colores se confunden en el cuadro
    the painting is a fusion of many different colors
    many different colors are blended together in the painting
    unos policías de civil se confundían con la multitud
    plainclothes police mingled with the crowd
    se confundieron en un apretado abrazo [literario]
    they melted into a close embrace
Example sentences
  • Qué pena que trate de confundir a la opinión pública con mentiras.
  • Abundan las medias verdades para seguir confundiendo a la gente.
  • Distraídos lo suelen confundir con un jaguar cruzado con camélido sudamericano.

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