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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ certo +‎ -ar. Compare to English, ascertain

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

acertar (first-person singular present indicative acerto, past participle acertado)

  1. to adjust
  2. to regulate
  3. to hit (a target)
    1. to be correct (about something)
  4. to coincide

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cierto. Compare to English, ascertain

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /aθerˈtaɾ/, [aθerˈt̪aɾ]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /aserˈtaɾ/, [aserˈt̪aɾ]

VerbEdit

acertar (first-person singular present acierto, first-person singular preterite acerté, past participle acertado)

  1. to hit upon
  2. to be right
    Antonym: desacertar

ConjugationEdit

  • Rule: e becomes an ie in stressed syllables.

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