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traer

Translation of traer in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 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 o would you bring me the check (American English) o (British English) bill, please?
    tráeme el diccionario que está en el otro cuarto
    bring o 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 o Santa Claus bring you?
    ¿qué te trae por aquí? trajo muy buenas notas or calificaciones este mes
    he got very good grades (American English) o (British English) marks this month
    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 o caused poverty and devastation
    una medida que trajo aparejados muchos cambios
    a measure which entailed o involved o 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 o have the story on the front page
    the story is o appears on the front page of the newspapers
    el último número trae un artículo sobre informática
    the latest issue has o 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

verbo intransitivo

  • trae (para acá), yo te lo abro
    bring it here o give it to me, I'll open it for you
    give it here, I'll open it for you [colloquial]

also: traerse verbo pronominal

  • 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 o difficult
    el examen se las traía
    the exam was pretty tough [colloquial]
    este crío se las trae
    this kid's a terror o handful [colloquial]
    esta novela se las trae
    this book's tough-going o 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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