Translation of penetrar in English:



  • 1.1 (en un lugar) la puerta por donde penetró el ladrón the door through which the thief entered el agua penetraba por entre las tejas water was seeping in o/or coming in between the tiles una luz tenue penetraba a través de los visillos a pale light filtered in through the lace curtains un intenso olor penetraba por todos los rincones de la casa a pungent smell pervaded every corner of the housepenetrar en algo la bala penetró en el pulmón izquierdo the bullet pierced his left lung tropas enemigas han penetrado en nuestras fronteras enemy troops have pushed over o/or crossed o/or penetrated our borders hace un frío que penetra en los huesos the cold gets right into your bones la humedad había penetrado en las paredes the damp had seeped into the walls esta crema penetra rápidamente en la piel this cream is quickly absorbed by the skin 1.2 (descubrir, descifrar)penetrar en algo intenta penetrar en la intimidad del personaje he attempts to delve into the personality of the character es difícil penetrar en su mente it is difficult to fathom his thoughts o/or [familiar/colloquial] to get inside his head 1.3 (en un mercado) penetrar en algo to penetrate sth 1.4 (en el acto sexual) to penetrate


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