convenir


convenir
v.
1 to be suitable (venir bien).
este horario me conviene these hours suit me
te convendría dormir unas horas you would do well to get a few hours sleep
2 to agree on.
3 to be convenient, to be fitting, to befit, to serve someone's purposes.
Conviene It is convenient.
4 to come to an agreement, to agree, to come to terms, to concur.
Los grupos convinieron rápidamente The groups came to an agreement quickly
5 to be convenient for.
Me conviene el cambio The change is convenient for me.
6 to be convenient to, to pay to.
Conviene venir aquí It is convenient to come here.
7 to have to.
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convenir
Conjugation model [VENIR], like {{link=venir}}venir
verbo transitivo
1 (acordar) to agree, arrange
convenimos el precio we agreed the price
verbo intransitivo
1 (acordar) to agree
convinimos en la fecha we agreed on the date
convinieron en que se repartirían el trabajo they agreed on sharing the work
'Sueldo a convenir' "Salary negotiable"
2 (ser oportuno o conveniente) to be good for
no te conviene hacer esfuerzos it's not good for you to exert yourself
nos conviene llevarnos bien it's in our interest to get on well with each other
3 (ser adecuado o propio) to suit
ese chico no te conviene that boy is not right for you
a un cura esas palabras no convienen a priest shouldn't use that sort of language
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FRASEOLOGÍA
conviene + inf it is as well to + inf
conviene mencionar que ... it's as well to mention that ...
conviene que + subjuntivo it is better that, it is advisable + inf
conviene que te vayas it is better that you go
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verb
1) to suit
2) agree
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1. VI
1) (=ser adecuado)

convenir hacer algo, conviene recordar que este es un tema serio — it should be remembered that this is a serious matter

conviene reservar asiento — reservation is advisable

convendría hacer algo al respecto — it might be desirable o advisable o appropriate to do something about it

necesitaban reunirse para reflexionar sobre lo que convenía hacer — they needed to get together to reflect on the most appropriate course of action

convenir que, no conviene que nos vean juntos — we shouldn't be seen together, it is not advisable that we are seen together

convendría que perdiese unos kilos — it might be a good idea o advisable to lose a few kilos

2) (=ser de interés) to suit

elija las fechas que mejor le convengan — choose the dates that suit you best

esa hora no me conviene — that time is not convenient for me, that time doesn't suit me

esa amistad no te convenía nada — that friendship was not good o right for you

lo que más le conviene es reposo absoluto — the best thing for him o what he needs is complete rest

convenir a algn hacer algo, me conviene quedarme aquí — the best thing for me is to stay here, it is best for me to stay here

no te conviene fumar — it's not good for you to smoke, smoking isn't good for you

te convendría olvidar ese asunto — you would be well advised to forget all about this business

3)

convenir en algo — to agree on sth

conveníamos en la necesidad de un cambio — we agreed on the need for change

convenir en hacer algo — to agree to do sth

convinimos en dejar de vernos — we agreed to stop seeing each other

convenir en que — to agree that

todos convienen en que está loco — everyone agrees that he is mad

convinieron en que el plazo fuese de dos años — they agreed that it would be for a period of two years

2.
VT [+ precio, hora] to agree on, agree

convinimos la hora y el lugar — we agreed (on) a time and a place

nos vimos a la hora convenida — we saw each other at the agreed time

eso es más de lo convenido — that is more than what was agreed (on)

"precio/sueldo a convenir" — "price/salary to be agreed", "price/salary negotiable"

convenir hacer algo — to agree to do sth

hemos convenido no trabajar los sábados — we have agreed not to work on Saturdays

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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (ser aconsejable)

no conviene beber alcohol durante el tratamiento — it is not advisable to drink alcohol during the treatment

no conviene que nos vean juntos — we'd better not be seen together

convendría que descansaras — it would be a good idea if you rest; (+ me/te/le etc)

te conviene hacer lo que te dicen — you'd better do as you're told

por ese precio no te conviene venderlo — it's not worth your while selling it at that price

no le conviene que eso se sepa — it's not in his interest for anybody to know that

ese hombre no te conviene — that man isn't right for you

b) (venir bien) (+ me/te/le etc)

el jueves no me conviene — Thursday's no good for me

te convendría tomarte unas vacaciones — it would do you good to take a vacation

2)
a) (acordar)

convenir en algo — (en fecha, precio) to agree (on) something

convinieron en que esperarían or en esperar un mes — they agreed to wait a month

b) (asentir, admitir) (frml)

convenir en algo — to concede something, to admit something

2.
convenir vt <precio/fecha> to agree, agree on

a la hora convenida — at the agreed o (frml) appointed time

le pagó lo convenido — she paid him the agreed amount

sueldo a convenir — salary negotiable

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= suit + Posesivo + own ends, suit + Posesivo + own preferences, be better served by, suit + best.
Ex. Of course we misremember details, and sometimes we do subconsciously change stories to suit our own ends.
Ex. Does this happen simply because the reader has forgotten the original, or because there is an unconscious desire to change the story to suit the reader's own preference?.
Ex. However, librarians are better served by presuming any given alternativa title is geared for adult audiences, until proven otherwise = No obstante, es aconsejable que los bibliotecarios asuman que cualquier título alternativo va dirigido a un público adulto, hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario.
Ex. They are the next best choice but they are suited best to low humidity situations as the air has greater potential to absorb water vapour.
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* convenir a = befit.
* interpretar la ley según le convenga mejor a Uno = bend + the rules to suit + Posesivo + own purposes, bend + the rules, circumvent + rules.
* según convenga = as appropriate.
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1.
verbo intransitivo
1)
a) (ser aconsejable)

no conviene beber alcohol durante el tratamiento — it is not advisable to drink alcohol during the treatment

no conviene que nos vean juntos — we'd better not be seen together

convendría que descansaras — it would be a good idea if you rest; (+ me/te/le etc)

te conviene hacer lo que te dicen — you'd better do as you're told

por ese precio no te conviene venderlo — it's not worth your while selling it at that price

no le conviene que eso se sepa — it's not in his interest for anybody to know that

ese hombre no te conviene — that man isn't right for you

b) (venir bien) (+ me/te/le etc)

el jueves no me conviene — Thursday's no good for me

te convendría tomarte unas vacaciones — it would do you good to take a vacation

2)
a) (acordar)

convenir en algo — (en fecha, precio) to agree (on) something

convinieron en que esperarían or en esperar un mes — they agreed to wait a month

b) (asentir, admitir) (frml)

convenir en algo — to concede something, to admit something

2.
convenir vt <precio/fecha> to agree, agree on

a la hora convenida — at the agreed o (frml) appointed time

le pagó lo convenido — she paid him the agreed amount

sueldo a convenir — salary negotiable

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= suit + Posesivo + own ends, suit + Posesivo + own preferences, be better served by, suit + best.

Ex: Of course we misremember details, and sometimes we do subconsciously change stories to suit our own ends.

Ex: Does this happen simply because the reader has forgotten the original, or because there is an unconscious desire to change the story to suit the reader's own preference?.
Ex: However, librarians are better served by presuming any given alternativa title is geared for adult audiences, until proven otherwise = No obstante, es aconsejable que los bibliotecarios asuman que cualquier título alternativo va dirigido a un público adulto, hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario.
Ex: They are the next best choice but they are suited best to low humidity situations as the air has greater potential to absorb water vapour.
* convenir a = befit.
* interpretar la ley según le convenga mejor a Uno = bend + the rules to suit + Posesivo + own purposes, bend + the rules, circumvent + rules.
* según convenga = as appropriate.

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convenir [I31 ]
vi
A
1
(ser aconsejable): no conviene beber alcohol durante el tratamiento it is not advisable to drink alcohol during the treatment
no conviene que nos vean juntos it's better that we aren't seen together, it isn't a good idea for us to be seen together
(+ me/te/le etc): te conviene hacer lo que te dicen you'd better do as you're told
por ese precio no te conviene venderlo it's not worth your while selling it at that price
no le conviene que eso se sepa it's not in his interest for anybody to know that
ese hombre no te conviene that man is not right o is no good for you
2 (venir bien) (+ me/te/le etc):
a mí el jueves no me conviene Thursday's no good for me, Thursday doesn't suit me
te convendría tomarte unas vacaciones it would do you good to take a vacation, you could do with a vacation
B
1 (acordar) convenir EN algo to agree ( ON) sth
hemos convenido en la fecha/el precio we have agreed (on) o reached agreement on a date/a price
convinieron en que esperarían or en esperar un mes they agreed to wait a month
2 (asentir, admitir) (frml) convenir EN algo:
convengo en que en este caso es lo mejor I agree that in this case it is best
y convengamos en que tenemos muchos motivos para estar contentos and we should admit o concede that we have many reasons to feel pleased
■ convenir
vt
‹precio/fecha› to agree, agree on
nos vimos a la hora convenida we met at the agreed o (frml) appointed time
le pagó lo convenido she paid him the agreed amount o what they had agreed
sueldo a convenir salary negotiable
convinieron empezar el día 3 they agreed to begin on the 3rd
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convenir (conjugate convenir) verbo intransitivo
1
a) (ser aconsejable):

no conviene que nos vean juntos we'd better not be seen together;

convendría que descansaras it would be a good idea if you rest;
no te conviene venderlo it's not worth your while selling it;
no le conviene que eso se sepa it's not in his interest for anybody to know that
b) (venir bien):

el jueves no me conviene Thursday's no good for me;

te convendría tomarte unas vacaciones it would do you good to take a vacation
2 (acordar) convenir en algo ‹en fecha/precio› to agree (on) sth
verbo transitivo ‹precio/fechato agree (on);
a la hora convenida at the agreed o (frml) appointed time

convenir verbo transitivo & verbo intransitivo
1 (ser ventajoso) to be advisable: conviene saber que hay que presentar el pasaporte, you should be aware that you must hand in your passport
2 (venir bien) hoy no me conviene ir, it doesn't suit me to go today
3 (acordar) to agree
convenir en, to agree on
convenir una fecha, to agree on a date
♦ Locuciones: (en anuncio, etc) sueldo a convenir, salary negotiable

'convenir' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
admitir
- hacer
- quedar
- interesar
- ir
- venir
English:
pay
- suit
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convenir
vi
1. [venir bien] to be suitable;
me conviene ir en tren it suits me to go by train;
este horario me conviene these hours suit me;
te convendría dormir unas horas you would do well to get a few hours sleep;
sólo hace lo que le conviene he only does what suits him
2. [ser aconsejable]
conviene analizar la situación it would be a good idea to analyse the situation;
no conviene que nos vean juntos it wouldn't be a good idea for us to be seen together, it would be better if we weren't seen together;
no le conviene que le dé el sol it's not good for it to be in the sun;
conviene aclarar que… it should be made clear that…
3. [acordar]
convenir en to agree (on);
convinieron en el precio they agreed (on) the price;
convenimos en volver a reunirnos we agreed to meet again
vt
to agree (on);
convenimos un precio muy rápidamente we quickly agreed (on) a price;
sueldo a convenir salary negotiable
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convenir
I v/t agree;
a convenir to be agreed
II v/i
1 be advisable
2
:
no te conviene it’s not in your interest;
convenir a alguien hacer algo be in s.o.’s interests to do sth
3
:
convenir en agree on
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convenir {87} vi
1) : to be suitable, to be advisable
2) : to agree
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convenir vb
1. (acordar) to agree
convinieron en que se repartirían el trabajo they agreed to share the work
2. (ser aconsejable) to be a good idea
conviene salir pronto para evitar caravanas it's a good idea to set out early to avoid tailbacks
te conviene descansar you should get some rest
3. (ser conveniente) to suit
cada uno hace lo que le conviene everybody does what suits them best

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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