- 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
distinguirse v pron
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.