acertar


acertar
v.
1 to guess (correctly).
acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
Silvia acierta las respuestas siempre Silvia guesses the answers always.
2 to hit (blanco).
3 to be right.
acerté a la primera I got it right first time
acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career
acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her
4 to guess right, to be right on the nose, to hit correctly, to hit the target.
Acertó He=she guessed right..
5 to do well, to succeed.
Ricardo acertó en su empresa Richard succeeded in his undertaking.
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ACERTAR
CONJUGACIÓN
(e changes to ie in stressed syllables)
Present Indicative
acierto, aciertas, acierta, acertamos, acertáis, aciertan.
Present Subjunctive
acierte, aciertes, acierte, acertemos, acertéis, acierten.
Imperative
acierta (tú), acierte (él/Vd.), acertemos (nos.), acertad (vos.), acierten (ellos/Vds.).
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1.
VT [+ respuesta] to get right; [+ adivinanza] to guess

gana el que acierte antes cinco preguntas — the winner is the first one to get five answers right o to answer five questions correctly

¿cuántos números has acertado esta semana? — how many numbers did you get this week?

a ver si aciertas lo que traigo — see if you can guess what I've brought you

2. VI
1) [al disparar] to hit the target

rara vez aciertan — they rarely hit their targets

la bala le acertó de lleno en el corazón — the bullet hit him right in the heart

disparó a matar pero no acertó — he shot to kill but he missed

2) (=adivinar) to get it right

¡has acertado! — you got it right!

3) [al decir, hacer algo] to be right

aciertan cuando dicen que la corrupción no tiene solución — they're right when they say that there's no solution to corruption

acertó al quedarse callado — he did the right thing keeping quiet, he was right to keep quiet

acertar con algo — [al escoger] to get sth right

han acertado de pleno con el nuevo modelo de coche familiar — they've scored a real winner * o they've got it just right with their new family car

habéis acertado con el regalo — you made just the right choice with that present

acertar en algo, habéis acertado en la elección — you have made the right choice

acertaron de pleno en sus pronósticos — their forecasts were totally accurate o correct

4)

acertar a hacer algo — (=conseguir) to manage to do sth; [casualmente] to happen to do sth

acerté a encontrar la salida — I managed to find the exit

no acerté a expresarme con claridad — I didn't manage to express myself clearly

los médicos no aciertan a dar con lo que tiene — the doctors can't find out what's wrong with him

no acierto a comprenderlo — I fail to understand it

acertamos a pasar por delante de su casa — we happened to pass by his house

5)

acertar con(=encontrar) to manage to find

acerté con el interruptor — I managed to find the switch

tras mucho pensarlo acertamos con la solución — after a lot of thought we managed to find the solution

6) [planta] to flourish, do well
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1.
verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get ... right

a ver si aciertas quién es — see if you can guess who it is

2.
acertar vi
1)
a) (dar, pegar)

acertarle a algo — to hit something

acertó en el medio — he hit it (right) in the middle

tiró pero no le acertó — he shot at it but (he) missed

b) (atinar) to be right

acertaste al no comprarlo — you did the right thing not buying it

acertar con algo — con solución to hit on something

acertaste con el regalo — your present was perfect

no acerté con la casa — I couldn't find the house

2) (lograr, atinar)

acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

no acertó a decir palabra — she didn't manage to say a single word

no acierto a comprenderlo — I just can't understand it

3) (liter) (suceder casualmente)

acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

acertó a pasar por allí — he happened to pass that way

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= see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.
Ex. Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.
Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
Ex. Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
Ex. One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
Ex. The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
Ex. If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
Ex. He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
Ex. We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
Ex. EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
Ex. It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
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* acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.
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1.
verbo transitivo <respuesta/resultado> to get ... right

a ver si aciertas quién es — see if you can guess who it is

2.
acertar vi
1)
a) (dar, pegar)

acertarle a algo — to hit something

acertó en el medio — he hit it (right) in the middle

tiró pero no le acertó — he shot at it but (he) missed

b) (atinar) to be right

acertaste al no comprarlo — you did the right thing not buying it

acertar con algo — con solución to hit on something

acertaste con el regalo — your present was perfect

no acerté con la casa — I couldn't find the house

2) (lograr, atinar)

acertar a + inf — to manage to + inf

no acertó a decir palabra — she didn't manage to say a single word

no acierto a comprenderlo — I just can't understand it

3) (liter) (suceder casualmente)

acertar a + inf — to happen to + inf

acertó a pasar por allí — he happened to pass that way

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= see + the light, manage to, strike + home, hit + the nail on the head, be spot on, get + it + right, hit + the truth, hit it out of + the park, hit + a home run, knock it out of + the park.

Ex: Apologies to those telephone company employees who saw the light years ago and have been trying to convince their employers.

Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
Ex: Among many observations in this widely bruited report, one in particular struck home: fewer books had been translated into Arabic in a millennium than were translated into Spanish in a year.
Ex: One ISO team member hit the nail on the head by saying that the ISO certificate would mean a lot for our customers.
Ex: The program is spot on -- you can't fault it with the presentation and it's totally inoffensive and suitable for kids.
Ex: If the reading-boy misread the copy, or if the corrector misheard or misunderstood the reading-boy, a wrong word might be entered on the proof as a correction whether or not the compositor had got it right in the first place.
Ex: He hit the truth in one point only, the number of windows on one side of the house.
Ex: We already knew these Irish lads were among the best boy bands out there, but they really hit it out of the park with this romantic song.
Ex: EGND has hit a home run with the introduction of a new product line, increasing sales projections, and ramping up production schedules.
Ex: It was a risk, but early results seem to indicate that the duo has knocked it out of the park with the new version.
* acertar con = put + Posesivo + finger on.

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acertar [A5 ]
vt
‹respuesta/resultado› to get … right
sólo acertó tres respuestas she only got three answers right, she only answered three questions correctly
a ver si aciertas quién es see if you can guess who it is
■ acertar
vi
A (atinar) to be right
¿no te dije que iban a perder? pues acerté didn't I tell you they were going to lose? well, I was right
dijo varios nombres pero no acertó she said several names but didn't get it right
acertaste al no comprarlo it was a good decision not to buy it, you did the right thing not buying it
acertar CON algo to get sth right
¿acerté con la talla? did I get the size right?
has acertado con el regalo, es justo lo que necesitaba your present's perfect, it's just what I needed
no acerté con la calle/casa I couldn't find the street/house
B (lograr, atinar) acertar A + INF to manage to + INF
no acertó a decir palabra she didn't manage to say a single word, she was unable to utter a single word
no acierto a comprender qué es lo que pretende I just can't see o I fail to see what he hopes to achieve
C (liter) (suceder casualmente) acertar A + INF to happen to + INF
acertó a pasar por allí he happened to pass that way
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acertar (conjugate acertar) verbo transitivorespuesta/resultadoto get … right;
a ver si aciertas quién es see if you can guess who it is

verbo intransitivo
1
a) (dar, pegar): acertarle a algo to hit sth;

tiró pero no le acertó he shot at it but (he) missed

b) (atinar) to be right;

acertaste con el regalo your present was perfect

2 (lograr) acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth
acertar
I verbo transitivo
1 (dar con la solución) to get right
2 (adivinar) to guess correctly
3 acertar la quiniela, to win the pools
II verbo intransitivo
1 (decidir correctamente) to be right
2 (encontrar) cuando por fin acertó con la llave..., when she finally found the right key...
'acertar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
atinar
- blanca
- blanco
- equivocar
- acierta
- dar
English:
character
- chord
- football
- guess
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acertar
vt
1. [adivinar] to guess (correctly);
acerté dos respuestas I got two answers right
2. [blanco] to hit
vi
1. [al contestar, adivinar] to be right;
[al escoger, decidir] to make a good choice;
acerté a la primera I got it right first time;
acertó al elegir esa profesión she made the right decision when she chose that career;
acertaste con su regalo you chose her present well, you chose just the right present for her;
Fam
no acertar una: a la hora de comprar regalos no acierta una when it comes to buying presents she never gets it right
2. [en blanco]
acertó en la diana she hit the bull's-eye;
el disparo le acertó en la cabeza the bullet hit him in the head
3. [conseguir]
acertar a hacer algo to manage to do sth;
no acierto a entenderlo I can't understand it at all
4. [ocurrir casualmente]
acertaba a pasar por allí she happened to pass that way;
acertó a nevar cuando llegamos al pueblo it happened to start snowing when we reached the village
5.
acertar con [hallar] to find;
acertamos con el desvío correcto we found the right turn-off
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acertar
I v/t respuesta get right; al hacer una conjetura guess;
acertar el blanco, acertar en la diana fig hit the nail on the head
II v/i
1 be right;
acertar con algo get sth right
2
:
no acierto a hacerlo I don’t seem to be able to do it
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acertar {55} vt
: to guess correctly
acertar vi
atinar: to be accurate, to be on target
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acertar vb
1. (respuesta) to get right
ha acertado todas las respuestas she's got all the answers right
2. (objetivo) to hit [pt. & pp. hit]
acertó en el centro de la diana he hit the bull's eye
3. (adivinar) to guess
tenía que acertar lo que venía en los paquetes he had to guess what was in the parcels
4. (hacer lo más adecuado) to be right
acertaste al marcharte you were right to leave

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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