Translation of distinguir in English:

distinguir

vt

  • 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 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 make out the sound of the waves
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vi

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

distinguirse v pron

  • (destacarse)distinguirse por algo se 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 sth, to make a name for oneself in sth

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