Translation of ubicar in English:

ubicar

vt

(AmL)
  • 1.1 (colocar, situar) me ubicaron al lado del festejado they placed o seated o put me next to the guest of honor ubicó a los soldados en posición de fuego he got the soldiers into firing position el triunfo de ayer ubicó al equipo en segundo lugar yesterday's victory has put the team in second place ubicar las sillas para la reunión to set out o arrange the chairs for the meeting ubica la acción en la selva amazónica he sets the story in the Amazonian rain forest 1.2 (localizar) to find no consigo ubicar el párrafo I can't find the paragraph ubicaron al niño perdido they traced o found o located the missing boy no lo he podido ubicar en todo el día I haven't been able to locate him o [colloquial/familiar] get hold of him all day ubicaron el avión perdido they located the missing plane 1.3 (identificar) lo ubico solo de nombre I only know him by name ubiqué tu auto por el color I recognized your car by the color me suena el nombre, pero no lo ubico the name rings a bell, but I can't quite place him

ubicarse v pron

  • 1 (AmL) 1.1 (situarse, colocarse) tienes que ubicarte en la primera fila si quieres ver bien you have to sit ( o stand etc) in the front row if you want to get a good view nos ubicamos en un lugar privilegiado we got really good seats cuando estén todos ubicados me llaman give me a call when you're all ready 1.2 (en un empleo) to fix oneself up with a good job, get oneself a good job 1.3 (orientarse) to find one's way around no me ubico todavía en esta ciudad I still have trouble finding my way around this city o orienting myself in this city ¿te ubicas? have you got your bearings?, do you know where you are?

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