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Translation of distinguir in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 3 (con una medalla, un honor)
    to honor (inglés norteamericano) o (inglés británico) honour
    los distinguió con su presencia [formal]
    she honored them with her presence [formal]

verbo intransitivo

  • (discernir) hay que saber distinguir para apreciar la diferencia
    you have to be discerning to appreciate the difference

also: distinguirse verbo pronominal

  • (destacarse)distinguirse por algose distinguió por su talento musical
    he became famous o 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 for their quality
    distinguirse en algo
    to distinguish oneself in something
    to make a name for oneself in something
Example sentences
  • Entre el ramaje se distingue a la papa sobre el piso.
  • Contablemente se debe distinguir entre la entidad y los intereses ajenos al mismo.
  • Clínicamente es difícil distinguir el tipo de tumor.

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