Spanish to English contar

Dictionary entry: contar
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Carl Ross

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I think that this sample sentence should go under next definition of contar, that is “to determine the number of something”, instead of the definition “to tell”.

La maestra siempre contaba a sus alumnos después del recreo.

The teacher always counts her students after recess.
 
  • fenixpollo

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    There may be a problem with your browser's layout, because the sample sentence you cite is listed under the entry for "to compute" and not the entry for "to tell."

    contar vtr(narrar, relatar)tell vtr
    narrate vtr
    Su padre les contaba un cuento antes de dormir. El testigo contó los hechos a la policía.
    Their dad used to tell them stories before they went to sleep.
    contar vtr(computar, numerar)tell, relate vtr
    La maestra siempre contaba a sus alumnos después del recreo.
    The witness related the facts to the police.

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