- 1 (dar resultado) to work inténtalo, tal vez resulte give it a go, it might work su idea no resultó his idea didn't work (out) traté de convencerlo pero no resultó I tried to persuade him but it didn't work o but it was no good (+ me/te/le etc) no creo que te resulte I don't think it will work, I don't think you'll have any luck [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 (+ compl) 2.1resultar +
adjleérselo todo en un día resulta muy pesado it is very boring to have to read it all in one day comprándolo al por mayor resulta más barato it works out cheaper if you buy it wholesale la casa resultó más cara de lo que pensábamos the house proved o turned out to be more expensive than we had thought en el accidente resultaron muertas/heridas dos personas [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] two people were killed/injured in the accident resultó tal como lo habíamos planeado it turned out o worked out just as we had planned (+ me/te/le etc) ese chico me resulta simpático I think that boy's very nice la película me resultó aburridísima I found the movie extremely boring la casa nos resulta demasiado grande ahora que los niños no están the house is too big for us now the children have left home 2.2resultar + inftodo el problema resultó ser un malentendido the whole thing turned out to be o proved to be a misunderstanding al final resultó ser cierto in the end it turned out to be true resultó tener una hermana en la misma escuela he turned out to have a sister at the same school
- 3 (en tercera persona) ahora resulta que tengo yo la culpa so now it's my fault, so now it seems it's all my fault fui a la tienda y resulta que estaba cerrada I went to the shop but it was closed y resulta que la llamo y se había olvidado and so I called her, and (it turned out) she'd forgotten all about it
- 4 (derivar) resultar
enalgo to result insth, lead tosth un incidente que resultó en una crisis internacional an incident which led to o resulted in an international crisis resultar dealgo to be the result ofsth no sé lo que va a resultar de todo esto I don't know what will come of all this, I don't know what the result o outcome of all this will be
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...
Café con leche is a coffee much more milky than might be expected, it is usually made with coffee and milk in equal proportions.