Translation of colocar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 1.1 (en un lugar) to place, put; [losas/alfombra] to lay; [cuadro] to hang coloca el cuadro un poco más arriba put o/or hang the picture a little higher up colocó los sillones a ambos lados del sofá he placed o arranged o positioned the armchairs on both sides of the sofa los libros estaban colocados por orden alfabético the books had been placed o/or arranged in alphabetical order colocó el jarrón en el centro de la mesa she placed o put o positioned the vase in the center of the table colócalo de manera que no obstruya el paso put it somewhere it's not going to get in people's way 1.2 [Comercio/Business] [Finanzas] [acciones] to place; [dinero] to place, invest colocó el dinero al 9% she placed o/or invested the money at 9% colocar un producto en el mercado to launch a product on to the market
- 2 [persona] 2.1 (en un lugar) to put la colocaron en primera fila they put her in the front row colocó a los niños por orden de estatura he put o/or arranged the children in order of height 2.2 (en un trabajo) un amigo lo colocó en el banco a friend got him a job at the bank el padre lo colocó como jefe de departamento his father placed him in charge of the department 2.3 [hija] to marry off
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (colocarse)
- 1 (ponerse, situarse) entró y se colocó al lado del director she came in and stood/sat beside the director se colocaron en primera fila they sat in the front row con esta victoria el equipo se coloca en tercer lugar after this win the team moves into third place
- 2 (en un trabajo) to get a job se colocó como secretaria she got a job as a secretary se colocó en una casa muy buena she found a position in a very good household en cuanto acabó la carrera se colocó as soon as she finished studying she found o/or got a job
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