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Translation of convenir in English:

intransitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (ser aconsejable) no conviene beber alcohol durante el tratamiento
    it is not advisable to drink alcohol during the treatment
    no conviene que nos vean juntos
    it's better that we aren't seen together
    it isn't a good idea for us to be seen together
    (+ me/te/le etc) te conviene hacer lo que te dicen
    you'd better do as you're told
    por ese precio no te conviene venderlo
    it's not worth your while selling it at that price
    no le conviene que eso se sepa
    it's not in his interest for anybody to know that
    ese hombre no te conviene
    that man is not right or is no good for you
    1.2 (venir bien) (+ me/te/le etc) a mí el jueves no me conviene
    Thursday's no good for me
    Thursday doesn't suit me
    te convendría tomarte unas vacaciones
    it would do you good to take a vacation
    you could do with a vacation
  • 2 2.1 (acordar)convenir en algo
    to agree (on) something
    hemos convenido en la fecha/el precio
    we have agreed (on) or reached agreement on a date/a price
    convinieron en que esperarían or en esperar un mes
    they agreed to wait a month
    2.2 (asentir, admitir) [formal]convenir en algoconvengo en que en este caso es lo mejor
    I agree that in this case it is best
    y convengamos en que tenemos muchos motivos para estar contentos
    and we should admit or concede that we have many reasons to feel pleased

transitive verb

Example sentences
  • Es bastante discutible que el TLC le convenga al país.
  • Hay ciertas cosas que conviene hacer a puerta cerrada.
  • Conviene señalar que dentro de este marco general cada gobierno ha seguido lineamientos propios.
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