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Translation of criar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (producir) See examples: el pan ha criado moho
    the bread has gone moldy
    este perro cría pulgas
    this dog is always covered in fleas
    esos libros van a criar polvo
    those books are just going to gather dust

verbo intransitivo

also: criarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Nací en Cajamarca y me crié en el campo.
  • La colonia cuenta con unos 120 albatros que crían allí.
  • Desde muy pequeño me crié en un ambiente realmente artístico.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.