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convencer

Translation of convencer in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2 (en frases negativas) (satisfacer) See examples: es simpático, pero no me acaba de convencer
    he's nice enough but there's something about him I don't like o something about him I'm not sure about
    no me convence del todo la idea
    I'm not absolutely sure o completely convinced about the idea
    la explicación que dio no convenció a nadie
    his explanation wasn't at all convincing
    me cuesta decidirme porque ninguno me convence demasiado
    I can't decide because I'm not really sure about any of them o because none of them is really what I was after
    será muy buena actriz, pero en ese papel no me convence
    she may be a very good actress, but I don't like her in that role

also: convencerse verbo pronominal

  • se lo he dicho mil veces pero no se convence
    I've told him hundreds of times but he won't be convinced o he won't believe it
    ¡convéncete, estás equivocado!
    believe me, you're wrong!
    convencerse de algo¿ahora te convences de que tenía razón?
    now do you believe I was right?
    te tienes que convencer de que tu madre tiene razón
    you have to accept that your mother is right
Example sentences
  • El romance y las actuaciones tampoco me parece que llegan a convencer.
  • Cada día me convenzo que vivo en un país diferente.
  • No se llega con los mismos términos a convencer a las distintas personas.

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    onces

    In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.