Translation of separar in English:

separar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (apartar, alejar) to separate dos transeúntes intentaron separarlos two passersby tried to separate o/or part them ha hecho todo lo posible por separarnos he has done everything he can to split us up las consonantes dobles no se separan en español in Spanish, double consonants should not be split up la maestra las separó porque charlaban mucho the teacher separated them o/or split them up because they were talking so much separa la cama de la pared move the bed away from the wall no se aconseja separar a la madre de su ternero it is not advisable to take the calf away from its mother separar la yema de la clara separate the white from the yolk separar los machos de las hembras to separate the males from the females 1.2 (dividir un todo) to divide separar las palabras en sílabas divide the words into syllables la guerra separó a muchas familias the war divided many families 1.3 (guardar, reservar) to put o/or set aside sepárame un trocito para Pablo, que va a venir más tarde can you put o/or set aside a slice for Pablo, he'll be coming later separa la ropa que llevarás puesta put the clothes you're going to wear on one side

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (separarse)

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