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traer

Translation of traer in English:

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 1 (de un lugar a otro) to bring ¿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/or would you bring me the check (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) bill, please? tráeme el diccionario que está en el otro cuarto bring o/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 o/or Santa Claus bring you? ¿qué te trae por aquí? what brings you here? trajo muy buenas notas or calificaciones este mes he got very good grades (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) marks this month me la trae floja (España/Spain) [vulgar] I couldn't give a damn [argot/slang] muy traído y llevado, el muy traído y llevado tema de su divorcio the tired old story about his divorce traerla con algn (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to have it in for sb [familiar/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/or 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 algn a mal traer to give sb a hard time [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 (contener) los periódicos traen la noticia en primera página the newspapers are carrying o/or have the story on the front page, the story is o/or appears on the front page of the newspapers el último número trae un artículo sobre informática the latest issue has o/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

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

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

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (traerse)

  • 2 [familiar/colloquial] (tramar) to be up to [familiar/colloquial] ¿qué se traerán esas dos? what are those two up to? mano1 traérselas [problema/asunto] to be tough o/or difficult el examen se las traía the exam was pretty tough [familiar/colloquial] este crío se las trae this kid's a terror o/or handful [familiar/colloquial] esta novela se las trae this book's tough-going o/or hard work

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