verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (diferenciar) to distinguish no sabe distinguir una nota de otra she can't tell o/or distinguish one note from another he aprendido a distinguir los diferentes compositores I've learnt to distinguish (between) o/or recognize the different composers son tan parecidos que es muy difícil distinguirlos they look so much alike it's very difficult to tell them apart o to tell one from the other o to distinguish between them yo la distinguiría entre mil I'd recognize o/or know her anywhere, I could pick her out in a crowd 1.2 (caracterizar) to characterize
- 2 (percibir) to make out a lo lejos se distingue la catedral the cathedral can be seen in the distance entre los matorrales pudo distinguir algo que se movía she could make out o/or see something moving in the bushes se distinguía claramente el ruido de las olas the sound of the waves could be clearly heard, we/he/they could clearly hear o/or make out the sound of the waves
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (distinguirse)
poralgo se distinguió por su talento musical he became famous o/or renowned for his musical talent se distinguió por su valor en el combate he distinguished himself by his bravery in battle nuestros productos se distinguen por su calidad our products stand out for their quality, our products are distinguished by o/or for their quality distinguirse enalgo to distinguish oneself insth, to make a name for oneself insth
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.