terminar

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Catalan[edit]

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From Latin termināre.

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terminar ‎(first-person singular present termino, past participle terminat)

  1. to finish

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin termināre ‎(to limit; to finish).

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terminar ‎(first-person singular present indicative termino, past participle terminado)

  1. (transitive) to finish; to complete (to reach the end of an activity)
    Demorou horas para terminarmos a construção.
    It took hours for us to finish the building.
  2. (intransitive) to finish; to end (to be over)
    O filme já terminou.
    The film has ended.
  3. (auxiliary with de and a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to finish doing something
    O bolo já terminou de assar?
    Has the cake finished baking?
  4. (intransitive, or transitive with com) to break up (with) (to end a romantic relationship)
    Terminarei com a Maria hoje mesmo.
    I’ll break up with Mary today.
    O João e a Ana terminaram.
    John and Ann broke up.
  5. (transitive) to form the end or conclusion of; to conclude
    Uma barreira terminava o caminho.
    A barrier was at the end of the path.
    A morte das personagens principais terminou a história.
    The death of the main characters concluded the story.
  6. (transitive with em or com or por) to end in (to have as its end or conclusion)
    Muitas palavras terminam no sufixo -ação.
    Many words end with the suffix -ation.
  7. (transitive with em) to end in (to have as its consequence)
    Os protestos terminaram no início da guerra civil.
    The protests ended up starting the civil war.
  8. (transitive with com) to end with; to destroy; to bring to an end
    O fim da relação terminou com a minha felicidade.
    The break-up destroyed my happiness.
  9. (auxiliary with por and a verb in the impersonal infinitive) to end up (to eventually do something)
    Os soldados terminaram por invadir a cidade.
    The soldiers ended up invading the city.
  10. (transitive) to limit; to bound (to form the boundaries of)
    Construí um muro para terminar meu terreno.
    I built a wall to limit my land.

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:terminar.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin termināre

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terminar ‎(first-person singular present termino, first-person singular preterite terminé, past participle terminado)

  1. to finish
  2. to end up

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