Translation of separate in Spanish:
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/ British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
- 1.1 (individual) (usually before noun)(beds/rooms/bank accounts)they're taking separate vacations this yearthey live in the same house but lead separate liveseste año cada uno se va de vacaciones por separadoto go our/their separate waysviven en la misma casa pero hacen vida aparteafter the divorce, they went their separate waysirse cada uno por su lado1.2 (physically apart) the gym is in a separate buildingdespués del divorcio cada uno se fue por su ladocould I have the salad on a separate plate?el gimnasio está en un edificio aparte or en otro edificioseparate¿me podría servir la ensalada en un plato aparte or en otro plato?
fromsomethingkeep your passport separate from your walletseparado dealgo1.3 (distinct, different) See examples: this word has three separate meaningsno guarde juntos el pasaporte y la billeteraanswer each question on a separate sheet of paperesta palabra tiene tres significados distintos or diferentesthe subject deserves separate treatmentconteste cada pregunta en una hoja apartesend it under separate coverel tema merece ser tratado por separadomándelo por separado
transitive verbAmerican English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/ British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
- 1.1 (set apart) to separate something/somebody
fromsomething/somebodyseparate the yolk from the white 1.2 (keep apart) the issues that separate the two sidesseparar algo/a alguien dealgo/alguiento be separatedlos temas que separan a ambos bandos fromsomebodyhe was separated from his family for monthsestar separado dealguien1.3 (distinguish) to separate somethingdurante meses estuvo separado de su familia fromsomethingshe finds it difficult to separate fact from fictiondistinguir or diferenciar algo dealgoencuentra difícil distinguir or diferenciar lo real de lo ficticioExample sentences1.4 (Technology)
- With experience, you are genuinely able to separate yourself from the writer and your current function as a director.
- What both types have in common is an ability to totally separate emotion and sex.
- What qualities separate a top-flight guide writer from one who's merely average?
- The facts should be carefully separated from opinion and used in a language those people can emotionally relate to.
- The greenhouse gas had been separated from extracted natural gas and would normally have been released into the atmosphere…
- One of the most obvious is the stage at which the juice is separated from the skins by pressing (before fermentation for white wines, after fermentation for red wines).
intransitive verbAmerican English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/ British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
- 1.1 (divide)the sauce separatedsepararse1.2 (move apart)la salsa se cortósepararseExample sentences1.3
- These ligaments can be sprained, disrupted, detached, or separated, depending on the severity of the injury.
- As you pull the lithosphere apart, as it separates, decompression occurs in the earth's mantle underneath the spreading centre.
- Again to surprise them the rectangle flowed apart, separating into strands and being drawn in upwards one after another, perfectly synchronized.
- For one thing Erica knew his parents were always separating or getting back together.
- After some time together, she separated from her husband with the intention of divorcing him, and moved into separate accommodation.
- She was living in public housing, separated from her husband and living on a lone parent allowance.
- Sectors are generally not separated by clear boundaries like those between levels of analysis.
- One of the main disorders occurs when walls separating the heart's four chambers do not form properly.
- But it was an extremely close contest with just six points separating the top five places.
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