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traer

Translation of traer in English:

transitive verb

  • 1 (de un lugar a otro) ¿me puedes traer los zapatos?
    could you bring me my shoes?
    trajeron a todos los niños
    they brought all the children (with them)
    me trajo un recuerdo de su viaje
    she brought me back a souvenir from her trip
    tráigame la cuenta por favor
    could I have or would you bring me the check, please?
    tráeme el diccionario que está en el otro cuarto
    bring or fetch me the dictionary from the other room
    ¿te acordaste de traer el libro?
    did you remember to bring the book?
    un amigo me trajo en la moto
    a friend brought me on his motorbike
    traía al niño sobre los hombros
    he was carrying the child on his shoulders
    ¿qué te trajeron los Reyes?
    what did Father Christmas or Santa Claus bring you?
    ¿qué te trae por aquí? trajo muy buenas notas or calificaciones este mes
    he got very good grades this month (US)
    he got very good marks this month (British)
    me la trae floja (Spain) [vulgar]
    I couldn't give a damn [slang]
    muy traído y llevado, el muy traído y llevado tema de su divorcio
    the tired old story about his divorce
    traerla con alguien (Mexico) [colloquial]
    to have it in for somebody [colloquial]
  • 2 (ocasionar, causar) la polución trae graves consecuencias para el planeta
    pollution has serious consequences for the planet
    la guerra trajo pobreza y desolación
    the war brought or caused poverty and devastation
    una medida que trajo aparejados muchos cambios
    a measure which entailed or involved or meant many changes
    dicen que trae buena suerte
    they say that it brings good luck
    they say that it's lucky
    tener a alguien a mal traer
    to give somebody a hard time [colloquial]
  • 3 (contener) los periódicos traen la noticia en primera página
    the newspapers are carrying or have the story on the front page
    the story is or appears on the front page of the newspapers
    el último número trae un artículo sobre informática
    the latest issue has or contains an article on information technology
    este diccionario no lo trae
    it's not in this dictionary
    la portada trae una foto del accidente
    there is a photo of the accident on the front page

intransitive verb

also: traerse pronominal verb

  • 2 [colloquial] (tramar)
    to be up to [colloquial]
    ¿qué se traerán esas dos?
    what are those two up to?
    mano1traérselas (problema/asunto)
    to be tough or difficult
    el examen se las traía
    the exam was pretty tough [colloquial]
    este crío se las trae
    this kid's a terror or handful [colloquial]
    esta novela se las trae
    this book's tough-going or hard work
Example sentences
  • Escribir en un medio público trae interesantes consecuencias.
  • Cuando regresó a Mira ya trajo en su mente la creación de un circo.
  • Me caes mal y me has traído muchos problemas.
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