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explain / explicar
 
explain   [ɪksˈpleɪn]
A. -transitive verb
(=make clear)
[+meaning, problem]   explicar
[+plan]   explicar,   exponer
[+mystery]   explicar,   aclarar
(=account for)
[+conduct]   explicar,   justificar
·I explained it to him
·se lo expliqué
·that explains it
·eso lo explica,   con eso queda todo aclarado
·to explain o.noun.
(clearly)   explicarse   (morally)   justificarse,   defenderse
·kindly explain yourself!
·¡explíquese Vd!
B. -intransitive verb
·will you call him and explain?
·¿le llamas y se lo explicas?
·I tried to explain, but ...
·intenté explicárselo, pero ...
 
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