Translation of crecer in English:



  • 3 3.1 [sentimiento/interés] to grow; [rumor] to spread creció en la estima de todos he grew in everyone's estimation 3.2 (en número, monto) creced y multiplicaos [Bib] go forth and multiply los sueldos no han crecido al mismo ritmo que la inflación wages have not kept pace with o risen at the same rate as inflation el número de parados sigue creciendo the number of unemployed continues to rise la economía ha crecido un 4% este año the economy has grown by 4% this year 3.3 (en importancia, sabiduría) crecer en algo to grow in sth ha ido creciendo en hermosura she has continued to grow in beauty

crecerse v pron

  • se creció hacia el final de la corrida his performance became more impressive toward(s) the end of the fight el equipo se crece en los partidos coperos the team rises to the challenge in cup gamescrecerse ante algo/algn hay gente que se crece ante el peligro some people rise to the occasion o come into their own when faced with danger

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The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.