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Translation of aclarar in English:

verbo impersonal

  • 1 (amanecer) cuando nos levantamos estaba aclarando
    dawn o day was breaking when we got up
    it was starting to get light when we got up

verbo transitivo

also: aclararse verbo pronominal

  • 2aclararse la voz
    to clear one's throat
  • 3 (Spain) [colloquial] (persona) explícamelo otra vez, sigo sin aclararme
    explain it to me again, I still haven't got it straight o I still don't understand
    comparemos las listas, a ver si nos aclaramos
    let's compare the lists and see if we can sort things out o get things straight
    no me aclaro con esta máquina
    I can't work out how to use this machine
    I can't get the hang of this machine [colloquial]
    lleva una borrachera que no se aclara
    he's so drunk he doesn't know what's going on
    tengo un sueño que no me aclaro
    I'm so tired I can't think straight
    unos días de descanso para aclararme las ideas
    a few days' rest to get my ideas straight
Example sentences
  • El silencio de los asiáticos no ayuda a aclarar el problema.
  • Cuando el humo se aclara, una entidad malvada se eleva hacia la noche.
  • El Presidente aclaró que “son ambulancias con tecnología de punta y totalmente equipadas.
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