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Translation of resultar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 (+ complemento) 2.1resultar + adjetivoleérselo 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]
    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 + infinitivotodo 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) See examples:resultar en algo
    to result in something
    lead to something
    un incidente que resultó en una crisis internacional
    an incident which led to o resulted in an international crisis
    resultar de algo
    to be the result of something
    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
Example sentences
  • Poner un negocio en marcha siempre resulta difícil.
  • En total 31 personas resultaron heridas, 8 de ellas de gravedad.
  • El adolescente de 17 años también resultó con la pierna lesionada.

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