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Principal Translations
contemplar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (mirar atentamente)contemplate, look at, stare at, study vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  gaze at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Estuve horas contemplando los cuadros de Renoir.
 I spent hours looking at the Renoirs.
contemplar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (considerar)consider vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  take into account vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Tu plan no contempla todas las posibilidades.
 Your plan doesn't take all the possibilities into account.
contemplar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). España (mimar)pamper, indulge, coddle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (pejorative)spoil vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 No contemples tanto al niño que lo vas a malcriar.
 Don't coddle the child so much -- he'll end up spoilt.
 
Additional Translations
contemplar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (estudiar una idea o posibilidad)consider, contemplate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (deeply, at length)think about vi + prep
 Estoy contemplando la posibilidad de irme de la empresa.
 I'm considering the possibility of leaving the company.
 I'm thinking about the possibility of leaving the company.
contemplar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (observar una obra o belleza)contemplate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
   (with great appreciation)gaze at vi + prep
 Cuando entré en el museo te vi contemplando una escultura de Thorvaldsen.
 When I entered the museum, I saw you contemplating a Thorvaldsen sculpture.
 When I entered the museum, I saw you gazing at a Thorvaldsen sculpture.
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Compound Forms:
contemplar el cielo look at the sky, stare at the sky
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