verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [persona/organización/país] to represent no estaba representado por un abogado he was not represented by a lawyer representó a Suecia en los campeonatos he represented Sweden in the championships, he played ( o/or swam etc) for Sweden in the championships los que no puedan asistir deben hacerse representar por alguien those who cannot attend should send a representative o/or proxy
- 2 [obra] to perform, put on; [papel] to play representó el papel de Cleopatra she played Cleopatra o/or the part of Cleopatra
- 3 (aparentar) to look no representa la edad que tiene he doesn't look the age he is representa unos cuarenta años she looks about forty no representa lo que costó it doesn't look as expensive as it was
- 4 (simbolizar) to symbolize la paloma representa la paz the dove symbolizes o/or is a symbol of peace
- 5 (reproducir) [dibujo/fotografía] to show, depict la medalla representa a la Virgen the medallion depicts the Virgin Mary la escena representa una calle de los arrabales the scene shows o/or depicts a street in the poor quarters la obra representa fielmente la sociedad de fines de siglo the play accurately portrays society at the turn of the century
- 6 (equivaler a, significar) to represent esto representa un aumento del 5% con respecto al año pasado this represents a 5% increase on last year para él no representa ningún sacrificio it's no sacrifice for him nos representa un gasto inesperado it means o/or involves an unexpected expense introducir la modificación representaría tres días de trabajo introducing the modification would mean o/or involve three days' work
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (representarse)
- to picture ¿te lo puedes representar sin barba? can you picture o/or imagine him without a beard?
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