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poblar

Translation of poblar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 2poblar algo de algo
    (bosque)
    to plant something with something
    (río/colmena)
    to stock something with something
    poblaron las laderas de nogales
    they planted the slopes with walnut trees
    poblar el estanque de percas
    to stock the pond with perch

also: poblarse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1
    (tierra/colonia)
    to be settled
    esta parte se pobló con colonos franceses
    this area was settled by French colonists
    1.2 (llenarse)poblarse de algolas calles empezaron a poblarse de gente
    the streets began to fill with people
    la frente se le pobló de arrugas
    his forehead became very lined
Example sentences
  • Dijo que las mil restantes están protegidas y no se podrán poblar.
  • Esperamos que estos espectáculos comiencen a poblar nuestra ciudad.
  • Del agua nacen verdes montañas que se pueblan de árboles y de hermosas flores.

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