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encargar

Translation of encargar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 1 (encomendar) 1.1 (tarea/misión)¿cómo le encargaste un asunto de tanta importancia?
    why did you entrust him with such an important matter?
    why did you give him responsibility for o put him in charge of such an important matter?
    me encargó el cuidado de la casa en su ausencia
    he asked me to look after the house while he was away
    encargar a alguien que + subjuntivo
    to ask somebody to + infinitivo
    me encargó que le regara las plantas
    he asked me to water the plants for him
    le encargaron que buscara una solución al conflicto
    they charged him to find a solution to the conflict
    he was entrusted o charged with the task of finding a solution to the conflict
    he was given the job o task of finding a solution to the conflict
    1.2 (compra)me encargó una botella de whisky escocés
    she asked me to buy o get her a bottle of Scotch
    she asked me to bring her back a bottle of Scotch

verbo intransitivo

  • [colloquial]¿ya encargó?
    is she expecting already?
    no quieren encargar todavía
    they don't want to try for a baby yet

also: encargarse verbo pronominal

  • encargarse de algo/alguientrae algo de comer, yo me encargo de las bebidas
    you bring something to eat, I'll take care of o I'll see to o I'll look after o I'll deal with the drinks
    cuando se fue, me tuve que encargar de la contabilidad
    when she left I had to take over the accounts o take on the responsibility for the accounts
    la agencia se encargó de todos los detalles
    the agency took care of o attended to o saw to o dealt with all the details
    es muy joven para encargarse de una tarea tan importante
    he is very young to take (on) the responsibility for such an important task
    ¡ya me encargaré yo de él! [colloquial]
    I'll see to him! [colloquial]
    I'll take care of him! [colloquial]
    I'll soon sort him out! [colloquial]
    encargarse de + infinitivo¿quién se va a encargar de hacer la reserva?
    who's going to make the booking?
    who's going to take care of o look after the booking?
    su secretaria se encarga de filtrar las llamadas
    her secretary screens her calls
    sus vecinos se han encargado de extender estos rumores
    their neighbors have taken it upon themselves to spread these rumors
    encargarse de que + subjuntivoyo me encargo de que lo sepan todos
    I'll see to it that they all know
    I'll make sure they all know
    I'll let everyone know
Example sentences
  • El legislador sostuvo que que Aminta Buenaño se encargó de cabildear este tema.
  • Encargado de proyectos de mejora de Planta Física y del mantenimiento de la misma.
  • El proyecto se encargó a un grupo de consultores liderados por el Ing.

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