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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Principal Translations
SpanishEnglish
consistir en vi + prep (radicar en, estribar en)consist in, lie in vi + prep
 El truco consiste en guardar un as en la manga.
 The trick lies in keeping an ace up your sleeve.
consistir en vi + prep (ser lo mismo que)consist of vi + prep
 La quela del cangrejo consiste en una pinza que le sirve para prensar.
consistir en vi + prep (estar compuesto de)consist of vi + prep
 La masa del pan consiste en harina y agua. El almuerzo consiste en tres platos: una entrada fría, un plato principal y un postre.
 Bread dough consists of flour and water.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
consistir en consist of vtr + prep
consistir en vi + prep (estar formado por algo)involve vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  be made up of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
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