Translation of realize in Spanish:


darse cuenta de, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈrɪəlʌɪz//ˈri(ə)ˌlaɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(become aware of)

      darse cuenta de
      caer en la cuenta de
      she realized (that) ... se dio cuenta de que ...
      • I realized who he was/what he wanted me di cuenta de / comprendí quién era/qué quería
      • It's one of those creepy little facts that makes you realize this war has been going on far longer than we know.
      • A lot of our regulars are understanding and realise the grief this is causing to the staff.
      • The key to understanding this is realizing that suction is not a force, but simply removing an opposing force to the force of air pressure which is already there.
      • Without our realizing it, these facts have profoundly changed.
      • He'd clearly said too much, and clearly only realized it after the words left his mouth.
      • Until I went through the episode reviews, I didn't fully understand or realize the deep flaws in the writing.
      • In fact, not until my maturity did I fully realise the meaning of commitment and responsibility.
      • In fact, when they realized guests liked it so much that they wanted to buy it, the McGoverns set up an art gallery in the inn.
      • Clearly they have realised the gamble hasn't paid off.
      • All institutions, including democratic ones, entrench some social facts in realizing their conditions of possibility.
      • I just realised it is in fact the same conversation, just the second stage of it.
      • In fact, I realized it only when my own sweat began to drip off my brow and into my eye.
      • Real media freedom, and not only in Bulgaria, can be achieved only when it walks hand in hand with a clearly realised responsibility.
      • Without even realizing it, Barcelono understood the argument.
      • There are glimpses of smoky rooms, rolling seas and fiery skies, all conveyed with the desperation of a man who clearly realizes his escapism is also his undoing.
      • How information about the fundamental niche can be inherited, when it is rarely realized, is not understood.
      • Sometimes, all too often in fact, you only realise the real richness of what you have on your own doorstep when someone else brings it to your attention.
      • I still remember clearly that I realized my responsibility to create our new home.
      • Despite the fact that the community realizes the need for the extra room and is willing to help him, things are unable to move because they are caught in a political wrangle.
      • Understanding and realizing these basic objectives still makes practising architecture in Africa very appealing.

    • 1.2(know, be aware of)

      darse cuenta de
      I didn't realize he was her brother no me había dado cuenta de / no sabía que era su hermano
      • do you realize what time it is? ¿tú te das cuenta de / tú sabes la hora que es?
      • I realize it's expensive, but it's worth it reconozco que es caro, pero vale la pena

  • 2

    (ambition) hacer realidad
    (potential) desarrollar
    (plan) llevar a cabo
    • His desire to realize Henry VIII's plan to subdue French influence in Scotland and achieve the union of the Crowns became an obsession.
    • It's measured in terms of young lives whose potential can be realized.
    • It is only through dedication to training that their undoubted potential will be realized.
    • But he is confident that Everton have the potential to help him realise that ambition.
    • The fact that we realized significant gains makes us hungrier to find even more.
    • If this potential is to be realised access routes to the town will need upgrading and rail and bus links will need major improvement.
    • It is only in proportion as this is realised that you will fulfil the true mission which is yours.
    • These policies were designed to realise the full democratic potential of this body and to advance educational provisions in county Laois.
    • For Holmes, that great double has now been realised - an achievement that is multiplied many times by that rare league of athletes within whose ranks she now stands.
    • These individuals are encouraged to realize their basest desires in the US military.
    • The internet is a vast resource, but to realise its full potential it is necessary to direct consumers to high quality information and to teach them how to assess the quality of information.
    • The essay then goes on to outline a seven-tier plan outlining how Canada's potential can be realized.
    • The demand in Ireland is also growing as overhead costs and staff costs continue to rise, with many using the service once and then realising its greater potential for other tasks.
    • However, he said prices were still too high and would have to be lowered if broadband's potential was to be realised.
    • It's measured in terms of young lives whose potential can be realised.
    • That potential was just beginning to be realized as civil war intervened.
    • What is shaping up to be a potential Asian version of Walt Disney is, it seems, only just beginning to be realized.
    • You know it can seem like opportunities are missed, that time has been wasted, or that innate potential is not being realised during times like that.
    • But now the area's full potential could finally be realised with a huge development to bring football into the community.
    • But seven out of ten Yorkshire builders said they were still struggling to realise their full potential due to a shortage of skilled workers.
  • 3

    • 3.1(achieve)

      (profit) producir
      • Last April, the group sold a property, realising a profit of €1.5 million.
      • It apparently wishes to realise a quick profit from the sale of its airline stake in order to offset these losses.
      • If he had done so, a profit would have been realised on all three transactions.
      • In this way, newly-built and joint-venture multiplex cinemas might realize the biggest profits from the regulation.
      • The question is therefore for how long will these traders wait to realize profits.
      • The same profit from ownership is realized either way, but not the same tax.
      • If they do it quite frequently as I suspect, they will not realize any major capital gains.
      • First, not only was the contract profitable but it would have been necessary to complete it in order to realise that profit.
      • Landlords and property vendors who take a realistic approach to the London market may not make the big killings of the past seven years but will still realise a healthy profit.
      • Their shares are sold the day before the predicted market crash but instead of the corporation realising a huge profit the share market remains stable and the corporation itself collapses.
      • This is a fair price and a decent mark-up - 40 per cent - for investors who took our advice in late May to realise some profits.
      • Now, they reflected profits that had been realised.
      • However, to realize their profits, capitalists need to sell the products that their workers produce to consumers who are willing and able to buy them.
      • Markets will continue to be cleared in this way and profits realised, so long as sufficient surplus value is extracted from the working class.
      • His arm of the bank has realised profits from some of its investments, through early refinancing of the deals.
      • The profit realized from the sale of the school funded the new Monticello College Foundation.
      • The option's cost, known as a premium, reduces any profit you realize on the stock.
      • Each new project is financed by the profit realised by selling the last.
      • Mr Li said the low profits that farmers had realised from the sale of their produce mainly maize last year had been the main contributing factor.
      • This immediately indicates that demand for our goods remain stable, and that we have to adjust the input side, to realise bigger profits.

    • 3.2(turn into cash)

      (assets) realizar
      • Superior claims may baulk inferior ones, but the liquidator's duty is to realise the assets of all in accordance with their rights.
      • You would likely see people realising capital gains or asset classes in order to avoid the 40% rate.
      • The receivers proceeded to realize the assets charged by the fixed and floating charges created by the debentures.
      • The liquidators must get in and realise the company's assets as best they may whatever may be the country in which the assets are situated.
      • True savings will not be realized until subsequent vehicle generations.
      • The main concern of the Central Bank was to ensure that clients got paid in full and that would require an investment of some sort unless there were assets which could be realised.
      • To be successful, though, venture capitalists need to realise their investments regularly.
      • The report states that all assets have been realised pursuant to the confiscation order.
      • Thus, if the value of the asset falls in the interim, the claimant will be entitled to recover the difference between the price paid and the actual value of the asset realised on sale.
      • Most car dealerships tend to occupy freehold property and have realised property assets to help finance their acquisitions.
      • Once the liquidator has realised all the company's assets, s/he will then set about satisfying the claims made by the creditors.
      • On the basis he had realised all of the assets and these would be used to cover his fees, there had been no point advertising for potential creditors to come forward because there was nothing in the pot for them.
      • Thus, any businessman could see that now, especially given York City's poor financial and playing situation, is a good time to realise one's assets.
      • All of his assets must now be realised and paid to the Crown.
      • Except, of course, our homes can't really be thought of as an investment - unless we're in a position to realise our profit and still provide ourselves with a roof over our heads.
      • As at 18 December, 2001, the company had realised many of its assets and satisfied most of its debts.
      • Home ownership is paper wealth only - it cannot be realised without selling up and buying another home.
      • If it is sold, the city will be realising a capital asset.
      • If investments are made in the child's name absolutely, the child has control and can realise the assets whenever he or she wishes.
      • This form of funding is needed where a person buys a new house before the sale proceeds of the former property have been realised.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    darse cuenta
    didn't you realize? ¿no te habías dado cuenta?