Translation of separate in Spanish:
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/ British English: /ˈsɛp(ə)rət/
- 1 (individual) (usually before noun)(beds/rooms/bank accounts)they're taking separate vacations this year
separadoeste año cada uno se va de vacaciones por separadothey live in the same house but lead separate livesviven en la misma casa pero hacen vida aparteto go our/their separate ways
viven juntos pero no revueltos [humorous]irse cada uno por su ladoafter the divorce, they went their separate waysdespués del divorcio cada uno se fue por su lado
- 2 (physically apart) the gym is in a separate buildingel gimnasio está en un edificio aparte or en otro edificiocould I have the salad on a separate plate?¿me podría servir la ensalada en un plato aparte or en otro plato?separate
fromsomethingseparadokeep your passport separate from your wallet dealgono guarde juntos el pasaporte y la billetera
- 3 (distinct, different) this word has three separate meaningsesta palabra tiene tres significados distintos or diferentesanswer each question on a separate sheet of paperconteste cada pregunta en una hoja apartethe subject deserves separate treatmentel tema merece ser tratado por separadosend it under separate covermándelo por separado
transitive verbAmerican English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/ British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
- 1 (set apart) to separate something/somebody
fromsomething/somebodyseparar algo/a alguienseparate the yolk from the white dealgo/alguienExample sentences
- 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).
- 2 (keep apart) the issues that separate the two sideslos temas que separan a ambos bandosto be separated
fromsomebodyestar separadohe was separated from his family for months dealguiendurante meses estuvo separado de su familiaExample sentences
- 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.
- 3 (distinguish) to separate something
fromsomethingdistinguir or diferenciar algoshe finds it difficult to separate fact from fiction dealgoencuentra difícil distinguir or diferenciar lo real de lo ficticioExample sentences
- 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?
intransitive verbAmerican English: /ˈsɛpəˌreɪt/ British English: /ˈsɛpəreɪt/
- 2 (move apart)separarseExample sentences
- 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.
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