Translation of distinguir in English:
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
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan
Find out how to write letters in Spanish, including advice on greetings, layout, endings...
A patera is a boat with a shallow draft, used by illegal immigrants, known as balseros, to cross the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco to southern Spain.