Regular Spanish Er & IR Verbs - Definitions

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  • 1. 

    Aprender

    • A.

      To promise

    • B.

      To put into

    • C.

      To learn

    • D.

      To read

    • E.

      To sell

    Correct Answer
    C. To learn
  • 2. 

    Creer

    • A.

      To fear

    • B.

      To hide

    • C.

      To have to, to owe

    • D.

      To drink

    • E.

      To believe

    Correct Answer
    E. To believe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to believe". This is because "creer" in Spanish means "to believe". The other options such as "to fear", "to hide", "to have to, to owe", and "to drink" do not accurately match the meaning of "creer". Therefore, the correct option is "to believe".

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  • 3. 

    Poseer

    • A.

      To understand

    • B.

      To possess, to own

    • C.

      To fear

    • D.

      To learn

    • E.

      To eat

    Correct Answer
    B. To possess, to own
    Explanation
    The word "poseer" in Spanish means "to possess" or "to own." It refers to the act of having or owning something. This word does not mean "to understand," "to fear," "to learn," or "to eat." Therefore, the correct answer is "to possess, to own."

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  • 4. 

    Beber

    • A.

      To drink

    • B.

      To eat

    • C.

      To break

    • D.

      To believe

    • E.

      To hide

    Correct Answer
    A. To drink
    Explanation
    The verb "beber" in Spanish translates to "to drink" in English. This means that when someone uses the word "beber" in a sentence, they are referring to the action of consuming a liquid.

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  • 5. 

    Deber

    • A.

      To sell

    • B.

      To rent

    • C.

      To send

    • D.

      To have to, to owe

    • E.

      To pay for

    Correct Answer
    D. To have to, to owe
    Explanation
    The verb "deber" in Spanish can have two meanings: "to have to" and "to owe". Both meanings imply a sense of obligation or responsibility. When used as "to have to", it indicates that someone is required or obligated to do something. When used as "to owe", it means that someone is in debt or has a financial obligation to someone else. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "to have to, to owe".

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  • 6. 

    Prometer

    • A.

      To sell

    • B.

      To hope, to wait for

    • C.

      To promise

    • D.

      To need

    • E.

      To dance

    Correct Answer
    C. To promise
    Explanation
    The word "prometer" in Spanish translates to "to promise" in English. This means that when someone uses the word "prometer" in Spanish, they are expressing a commitment or assurance to do something. Therefore, "to promise" is the correct answer as it accurately conveys the meaning of the word "prometer".

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  • 7. 

    Comer

    • A.

      To hide

    • B.

      To understand

    • C.

      To read

    • D.

      To eat

    • E.

      To sell

    Correct Answer
    D. To eat
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to eat". The word "comer" in Spanish translates to "to eat" in English. This verb refers to the action of consuming food.

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  • 8. 

    Esconder

    • A.

      To learn

    • B.

      To hide

    • C.

      To fear

    • D.

      To put into

    • E.

      To break

    Correct Answer
    B. To hide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to hide". The word "esconder" in Spanish translates to "to hide" in English. This means that when someone uses the word "esconder", they are referring to the action of concealing or obscuring something or someone.

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  • 9. 

    Romper

    • A.

      To send

    • B.

      To help

    • C.

      To listen to

    • D.

      To walk

    • E.

      To break

    Correct Answer
    E. To break
    Explanation
    The word "romper" is a verb in Spanish, and among the given options, "to break" is the most accurate translation. "To send," "to help," "to listen to," and "to walk" do not accurately convey the meaning of "romper." Therefore, "to break" is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Comprender

    • A.

      To receive

    • B.

      To write

    • C.

      To understand

    • D.

      To cover

    • E.

      To permit

    Correct Answer
    C. To understand
    Explanation
    The word "comprender" in Spanish translates to "to understand" in English. It refers to the ability to grasp or comprehend something. It does not mean "to receive," "to write," "to cover," or "to permit." Therefore, the correct answer is "to understand."

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  • 11. 

    Leer

    • A.

      To read

    • B.

      To hope, to wait for

    • C.

      To practice

    • D.

      To look for

    • E.

      To sing

    Correct Answer
    A. To read
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to read". This is because "leer" is a verb that means "to read" in English. The other options provided do not match the meaning of "leer".

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  • 12. 

    Temer

    • A.

      To attend

    • B.

      To greet

    • C.

      To sell

    • D.

      To fear

    • E.

      To forget

    Correct Answer
    D. To fear
  • 13. 

    Correr

    • A.

      To live

    • B.

      To unite

    • C.

      To omit

    • D.

      To run

    • E.

      To receive

    Correct Answer
    D. To run
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to run." The word "correr" in Spanish translates to "to run" in English. This verb refers to the action of moving swiftly on foot, typically at a faster pace than walking. Therefore, "to run" is the appropriate translation for "correr."

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  • 14. 

    Meter en

    • A.

      To describe

    • B.

      To put into

    • C.

      To suffer

    • D.

      To exist

    • E.

      To discuss

    Correct Answer
    B. To put into
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to put into". The verb "meter" in Spanish means "to put" and "en" is a preposition that translates to "into". Therefore, when combined, "meter en" translates to "to put into".

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  • 15. 

    Vender

    • A.

      To spend money

    • B.

      To write

    • C.

      To read

    • D.

      To win, earn

    • E.

      To sell

    Correct Answer
    E. To sell
    Explanation
    The word "vender" is derived from the Spanish word "vender" which means "to sell". Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "to sell".

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  • 16. 

    Abrir

    • A.

      To discuss

    • B.

      To open

    • C.

      To cover

    • D.

      To buy

    • E.

      To arrive

    Correct Answer
    B. To open
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to open." In Spanish, the verb "abrir" means to open. Therefore, out of the given options, "to open" is the correct translation of "abrir."

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  • 17. 

    Descubrir

    • A.

      To omit

    • B.

      To live

    • C.

      To discover

    • D.

      To exist

    • E.

      To send

    Correct Answer
    C. To discover
    Explanation
    The word "descubrir" in Spanish translates to "to discover" in English. This verb refers to the act of finding or uncovering something that was previously unknown or hidden. Therefore, "to discover" is the correct answer that best matches the meaning of "descubrir".

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  • 18. 

    Permitir

    • A.

      To permit

    • B.

      To divide

    • C.

      To teach

    • D.

      To visit

    • E.

      To buy

    Correct Answer
    A. To permit
  • 19. 

    Admitir

    • A.

      To receive

    • B.

      To greet

    • C.

      To admit

    • D.

      To cook

    • E.

      To wash

    Correct Answer
    C. To admit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to admit". This verb refers to the action of allowing someone to enter or be accepted into a place or group. It can also mean to acknowledge or accept the truth or existence of something.

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  • 20. 

    Discutir

    • A.

      To listen to

    • B.

      To live

    • C.

      To unite

    • D.

      To climb, to go up

    • E.

      To discuss

    Correct Answer
    E. To discuss
    Explanation
    The word "discutir" in Spanish means "to discuss". It is used to refer to the act of talking about a topic or issue in order to exchange opinions and ideas. This word does not mean "to listen to", "to live", "to unite", or "to climb, to go up". Therefore, the correct answer is "to discuss".

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  • 21. 

    Recibir

    • A.

      To cover

    • B.

      To receive

    • C.

      To describe

    • D.

      To order

    • E.

      To arrive

    Correct Answer
    B. To receive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to receive." This verb is commonly used to indicate the action of getting or accepting something that is given or sent to you. It implies the act of being on the receiving end of something, such as a package, a message, or any form of communication or physical item.

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  • 22. 

    Asistir a

    • A.

      To discover

    • B.

      To understand

    • C.

      To receive

    • D.

      To attend

    • E.

      To have to, to owe

    Correct Answer
    D. To attend
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to attend". In Spanish, the phrase "asistir a" is commonly used to indicate attending an event, meeting, or class. It implies being present at a specific location or gathering. It does not mean to discover, understand, receive, or have to/owe.

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  • 23. 

    Escribir

    • A.

      To write

    • B.

      To buy

    • C.

      To work

    • D.

      To allow, to leave

    • E.

      To rent

    Correct Answer
    A. To write
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to write". This is because "escribir" is the Spanish verb for "to write".

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  • 24. 

    Subir

    • A.

      To omit

    • B.

      To discover

    • C.

      To divide

    • D.

      To climb, to go up

    • E.

      To dance

    Correct Answer
    D. To climb, to go up
    Explanation
    The verb "subir" in Spanish means "to climb" or "to go up". This is the correct answer because it accurately translates the word "subir" into English. The other options, such as "to omit", "to discover", "to divide", and "to dance" do not correspond to the meaning of "subir". Therefore, "to climb, to go up" is the appropriate explanation for the given answer.

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  • 25. 

    Cubrir

    • A.

      To attend

    • B.

      To cover

    • C.

      To cook

    • D.

      To forget

    • E.

      To hide

    Correct Answer
    B. To cover
    Explanation
    The verb "cubrir" in Spanish means "to cover". This means that it refers to the action of placing something over another thing in order to protect or conceal it. Therefore, "to cover" is the correct translation for "cubrir".

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  • 26. 

    Existir

    • A.

      To describe

    • B.

      To suffer

    • C.

      To unite

    • D.

      To win, earn

    • E.

      To exist

    Correct Answer
    E. To exist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to exist." The verb "existir" in Spanish means to have actual being, to be present, or to live. It is used to refer to the state of something or someone being real or having existence.

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  • 27. 

    Sufrir

    • A.

      To suffer

    • B.

      To write

    • C.

      To discuss

    • D.

      To admit

    • E.

      To need

    Correct Answer
    A. To suffer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to suffer". The verb "sufrir" in Spanish means to experience pain, distress, or hardship. It is used to describe the state of undergoing physical or emotional pain. This verb is commonly used to express the act of enduring or going through difficult situations or circumstances.

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  • 28. 

    Decidir

    • A.

      To learn

    • B.

      To drink

    • C.

      To decide

    • D.

      To fear

    • E.

      To put into

    Correct Answer
    C. To decide
    Explanation
    The word "decidir" in Spanish translates to "to decide" in English. It means to make a choice or reach a decision after considering different options. Therefore, "to decide" is the correct answer.

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  • 29. 

    Omitir

    • A.

      To live

    • B.

      To omit

    • C.

      To cover

    • D.

      To buy

    • E.

      To wear, to carry

    Correct Answer
    B. To omit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to omit". The word "omit" means to leave out or exclude something intentionally. In the given list of words, "omit" is the only word that matches the meaning of intentionally excluding something. The other words have different meanings such as living, covering, buying, wearing, and carrying. Therefore, "to omit" is the correct answer.

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  • 30. 

    Unir

    • A.

      To climb, to go up

    • B.

      To attend

    • C.

      To discuss

    • D.

      To unite

    • E.

      To practice

    Correct Answer
    D. To unite
    Explanation
    The word "unir" in Spanish means "to unite." This verb refers to the action of bringing together different individuals or groups to form a cohesive whole. It implies the act of joining or merging separate entities into one unified entity. This can be applied in various contexts, such as joining forces, combining efforts, or creating solidarity among people.

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  • 31. 

    Describir

    • A.

      To omit

    • B.

      To travel

    • C.

      To order

    • D.

      To rent

    • E.

      To describe

    Correct Answer
    E. To describe
    Explanation
    The word "describir" in Spanish means "to describe". This verb is used to explain or give details about something or someone. It involves providing a clear and detailed account or portrayal of a particular subject. It is not related to the other options such as omitting, traveling, ordering, or renting. Therefore, "to describe" is the correct answer.

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  • 32. 

    Partir

    • A.

      To learn

    • B.

      To divide

    • C.

      To exist

    • D.

      To promise

    • E.

      To fear

    Correct Answer
    B. To divide
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to divide". The verb "partir" in Spanish means "to divide" or "to separate". It does not mean "to learn", "to exist", "to promise", or "to fear". Therefore, "to divide" is the correct translation for "partir".

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  • 33. 

    Vivir

    • A.

      To exist

    • B.

      To visit

    • C.

      To need

    • D.

      To live

    • E.

      To climb

    Correct Answer
    D. To live
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to live". This is because "vivir" is a Spanish verb that translates to "to live" in English. It refers to the act of being alive and having an active existence.

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