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Translation of ubicar in English:

verbo transitivo

(América Latina)
  • 1.1 (colocar, situar) See examples: me ubicaron al lado del festejado
    they placed o seated o put me next to the guest of honor
    ubicó a los soldados en posición de fuego
    he got the soldiers into firing position
    el triunfo de ayer ubicó al equipo en segundo lugar
    yesterday's victory has put the team in second place
    ubicar las sillas para la reunión
    to set out o arrange the chairs for the meeting
    ubica la acción en la selva amazónica
    he sets the story in the Amazonian rain forest
    1.2 (localizar) no consigo ubicar el párrafo
    I can't find the paragraph
    ubicaron al niño perdido
    they traced o found o located the missing boy
    no lo he podido ubicar en todo el día
    I haven't been able to locate him o [familiar] get hold of him all day
    ubicaron el avión perdido
    they located the missing plane
    1.3 (identificar) See examples: lo ubico solo de nombre
    I only know him by name
    ubiqué tu auto por el color
    I recognized your car by the color
    me suena el nombre, pero no lo ubico

also: ubicarse verbo pronominal

  • 1 (América Latina) 1.1 (situarse, colocarse) See examples: tienes que ubicarte en la primera fila si quieres ver bien
    you have to sit ( o stand etc) in the front row if you want to get a good view
    nos ubicamos en un lugar privilegiado
    we got really good seats
    cuando estén todos ubicados me llaman
    give me a call when you're all ready
    1.2 (en un empleo)
    to fix oneself up with a good job
    get oneself a good job
    1.3 (orientarse)
    to find one's way around
    no me ubico todavía en esta ciudad
    I still have trouble finding my way around this city o orienting myself in this city
    ¿te ubicas?
    have you got your bearings?
    do you know where you are?
Example sentences
  • El cierre de la llave se realizará en el estadio del mejor ubicado.
  • Banguera estuvo bien ubicado e impidió que caiga su portería.
  • En el sitio en donde se ubicaba la casa que se destruyó quedaron rocas y troncos gigantes.

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