¿Sabías que...?: El significado de México tiene algo que ver con el ombligo del ser humano y la luna. ¿Qué es?
account for / explicar
 
account for   account   -intransitive verb + preposition
1. (=explain)   explicar,   justificar
·how do you account for it?
·¿cómo lo explica or justifica usted?
·I cannot account for it
·no me lo explico
·that accounts for it
·ésa es la razónoun or la explicaciónoun
a. there'noun no accounting for taste(noun)   sobre gustos no hay nada escrito
2. (=give reckoning of)
[+actions, expenditure]   dar cuenta de,   responder de
·everything is now accounted for
·ya se ha dado cuenta de todo,   todo está completo ya
·many are still not accounted for
·aúnoun se desconoce la suerte que han corrido muchas personas
3. (=represent)   representar,   suponer
·children account for 5% of the audience
·los niños representan or suponen el 5 por ciento de la audiencia
4. (=destroy, kill)   acabar con
·one bomb accounted for the power station
·una bomba acabó con la central eléctrica
·they accounted for three stags
·mataron tres ciervos
·the ship accounted for three enemy aircraft
·el barco derribó tres aviones enemigos
 
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