Translation of preferir in English:

preferir

to prefer, v.

transitive verb

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    to prefer
    la prefiero con el pelo largo I like her better / I prefer her with her hair long
    • prefiero esperar aquí I'd rather wait here
    • preferiría no decírselo I'd rather not tell him
    • preferir algo a algo to prefer sth to sth
    • prefiere el café al té she prefers coffee to tea
    • prefiero vivir solo a tener que compartir I prefer living on my own to having to share
    • preferiría eso a tener que volver I'd rather that than have to go back
    • preferir que + subj
    • prefiero que te quedes aquí I'd rather you stayed here
    • preferiría que nevara I'd rather it snowed