Translation of contar in English:

contar

vt

  • 2 2.1 (incluir) to count a mí no me cuentes entre sus partidarios don't include me among his supporters lo cuento entre mis mejores amigos I consider him (to be) one of my best friends sin contar al profesor somos 22 there are 22 of us, not counting the teacher y eso sin contar las horas extras and that's without taking overtime into account o without including overtime 2.2 (llevar) contaba ya veinte años [frml o liter] she was then twenty years old la asociación cuenta ya medio siglo de vida [formal] the association has now been in existence for half a century [formal]

vi

contarse v pron

  • 1.1 [formal] (estar incluido)contarse entre algo se cuenta entre los pocos que tienen acceso she is numbered among the few who have access [formal], she is one of the few people who have access sus partidarios, entre quienes me cuento their supporters, and I count myself as one of them o [formal] their supporters, and I number myself among them su nombre se cuenta entre los finalistas her name figures o appears among the finalists su novela se cuenta entre las mejores del año his novel is among o is numbered among the year's best 1.2¿qué te cuentas? how's it going? [colloquial/familiar], how's things? [colloquial/familiar]

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