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contar

contar

Asturian

Verb

contar

  1. (transitive) count (to enumerate or determine number)

Conjugation

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Catalan

Verb

contar (first-person singular present conto, past participle contat)

  1. To tell, say

Conjugation


Interlingua

Etymology

From Spanish.

Verb

contar

  1. to tell (a story); narrate

Conjugation


Portuguese

Etymology

From Old Portuguese contar, from Latin computāre, present active infinitive of computō. Doublet of computar.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kõ.ˈtaɾ/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tar

Verb

contar (first-person singular present indicative conto, past participle contado)

  1. (transitive with que) to tell that (to convey a given information)
    Eles nos contaram que quase morreram.
    They told us that they almost died.
  2. (transitive) to tell; to narrate (to relate a story or series of events)
    Às vezes precisamos contar umas mentiras.
    Sometimes we need to tell some lies.
  3. (transitive) to count (to determine the quantity of)
    Contei vinte maçãs.
    I counted twenty apples.
  4. (transitive) to be [an amount of time] old; to have [an amount of time] of existence
    O seu primogênito conta já dezoito anos.
    His firstborn is already eighteen years old.
  5. (transitive with com) to rely on; to count on
    Contamos contigo para trazer a munição.
    We are counting on you to bring the ammunition.
  6. (transitive with com or with no preposition (uncommon)) to have at one’s disposal; to have available
    Nosso país conta com um exército medíocre.
    Our country has a mediocre army.
  7. (intransitive) to count; to matter (to be of significance)
    Aquele gol não contou, porque o jogador estava impedido.
    That goal didn’t count, because the player was offside.

Quotations

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Conjugation

Derived terms

  • contar vantagem

Descendants


Spanish

Etymology

From Latin computāre, present active infinitive of computō. Doublet of computar.

Verb

contar (first-person singular present cuento, first-person singular preterite conté, past participle contado)

  1. to count; to tally
  2. to tell (a story); narrate

contar con

  1. to rely on
  2. to have available
    Contamos con suficiente personal para atenderle apropiadamente.
    We have enough staff available to take good care of you.
  3. to be (a certain number of years of age)
    Cuando contaba trenta años.
    When he was thirty years of age

Conjugation

  • Rule: o becomes a ue in stressed syllables.

Related terms

Synonyms


Venetian

Etymology

From Latin computō, computāre (compare Italian contare).

Verb

contar

  1. (transitive) to count (all senses)
  2. (transitive) to tell (a story)