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Translation of contar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

also: contarse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 [formal] (estar incluido)contarse entre algose cuenta entre los pocos que tienen acceso
    she is numbered among the few who have access
    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?
    [familiar] [familiar]
Example sentences
  • El evento contó con apoyo policial y de los organismos de socorro.
  • Esta formación debe darse cuanto antes y contar más.
  • Si el país cuenta con mejores programas sociales logrará mejores calificaciones para la inversión.

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