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Translation of colocar in English:

verbo transitivo

also: colocarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (ponerse, situarse) See examples: 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 got a job
Example sentences
  • Presidente de la República colocó primera piedra en central Hidroeléctrica en Oyón.
  • Se colocaron ofrendas flores ante el busto del Patrono.
  • Esto coloca al país como uno de los principales abastecedores mundiales.

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