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separate

Translation of separate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

/ˈsepərət/
  • 1.1 (individual) (usually before noun/generalmente delante del nombre) [beds/rooms/bank accounts] separado they're taking separate vacations this year este año cada uno se va de vacaciones por separado they live in the same house but lead separate lives viven en la misma casa pero hacen vida aparte, viven juntos pero no revueltos [humorous/humorístico] to go our/their separate ways irse* cada uno por su lado after the divorce, they went their separate ways después del divorcio cada uno se fue por su lado 1.2 (physically apart) aparte (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable) the gym is in a separate building el gimnasio está en un edificio aparte or en otro edificio could I have the salad on a separate plate? ¿me podría servir la ensalada en un plato aparte or en otro plato? separate from sth separado de algo keep your passport separate from your wallet no guarde juntos el pasaporte y la billetera 1.3 (distinct, different) this word has three separate meanings esta palabra tiene tres significados distintos or diferentes answer each question on a separate sheet of paper conteste cada pregunta en una hoja aparte the subject deserves separate treatment el tema merece ser tratado por separado send it under separate cover mándelo por separado

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/ˈsepəreɪt/
  • 1.1 (set apart) separar to separate sth/sb from sth/sb separar algo/a algn de algo/algn separate the yolk from the white separar la yema de la clara 1.2 (keep apart) separar the issues that separate the two sides los temas que separan a ambos bandos to be separated from sb estar* separado de algn he was separated from his family for months durante meses estuvo separado de su familia 1.3 (distinguish) distinguir*, diferenciar to separate sth from sth distinguir* or diferenciar algo de algo she finds it difficult to separate fact from fiction encuentra difícil distinguir or diferenciar lo real de lo ficticio 1.4 [Technology/Tecnología] extraer*

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/ˈsepəreɪt/
  • 1.1 (divide) separarse the sauce separated la salsa se cortó 1.2 (move apart) separarse 1.3 [couple] separarse

Phrasal verbs

separate off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[area/section/group] separar

separate out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [elements/ingredients] separarse; [mixture/emulsion] disgregarse* 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [elements/ingredients] separar; [mixture/emulsion] disgregar*; [considerations/factors] distinguir*

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