distinguir

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Principal Translations
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distinguir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (ver la diferencia)distinguish, differentiate vtr + prep
  tell apart, distinguish between vtr + adv
 El daltónico no distingue el verde del rojo.
 A color-blind person does not distinguish (or: differentiate) red from green.
distinguir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (percibir por los sentidos) (perceive)distinguish, discern vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  make out vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Parece que allá a lo lejos distingo una luz.
 It looks like I can distinguish a light over there.
distinguirse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (diferenciarse, resaltar)stand out vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (person)distinguish yourself vtr + pron
  be different, be unusual v aux + adj
  make a name for yourself v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El espectáculo se distingue por su originalidad y buen gusto.
 The show stands out for its originality and good taste.
 
Additional Translations
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distinguir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (conceder un honor) (US)honor vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)honour vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (UK)bestow an honour on, award an honour to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (US)bestow an honor on, award an honor to v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 El rey distinguió a mi padre con el título de conde.
 The king honored my father with the title of count.
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WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms:
SpanishEnglish
distinguir entre,
distinguir entre algo y algo
vtr + prep
(diferenciar dos cosas)tell the difference between v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  distinguish between vtr + prep
 A simple vista el oceanógrafo distingue entre una foca y un león marino.
 The oceanographer can tell the difference between a seal and a sea lion at a glance.
distinguir entre el bien y el mal loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (tener criterio ético)tell the difference between right and wrong, know the difference between right and wrong v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (formal)distinguish between right and wrong v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los niños pequeños no pueden distinguir entre el bien y el mal.
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