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to sit

"me+siento" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to seat, to sit (en asiento)
2. (establecer)
  • sentar las bases para -> to lay the foundations of
  • sentar precedente -> to set a precedent
intransitive verb
3. (comida)
  • sentar bien/mal a alguien -> to agree/disagree with somebody
  • algunos consideran que una copita de vino sienta bien -> some people think a glass of wine is good for you
4. to suit (ropa, color)
  • no le sienta bien -> it doesn't suit her
5. (vacaciones, medicamento)
  • sentar bien a alguien -> to do somebody good
6. (comentario, consejo)
  • le sentó mal -> it upset her
  • le sentó bien -> she appreciated it
pronomial verb
1. to sit down
  • sentarse a hacer algo -> to sit down and do something
  • siéntate -> take a seat
  • siéntate donde quieras -> sit wherever you like

sentar [sen-tar’]
verb neuter
1. To fit, to become, to suit (ropa). (n)
  • Esta chaqueta no me sienta bien -> this coat does not fit me well
  • Ese color le sienta bien a su cara -> that color suits her complexion well
  • Sentar bien -> to down well
  • A mí me sienta como un tiro -> it suits me like a hole in the head
verb transitive
2. To set up, to establish (cimientos).
4. To press down the seams of clothes, as tailors, with a goose.
5. To please, to be agreeable.
6. To crush (persona). (Andes & Caribbean)
7. To rein in (caballo). (Andes)
  • No le sentó bien la conversación -> the conversation did not please him
  • Sentar las bases -> to lay the fundations
verb reflexive
8. To sink, to subside.
10. To sit down (persona), to squat, to seat oneself.
11. To fall plump upon one’s breech. (Colloquial)
12. To occupy the seat which belongs to one’s plans or employment, to seat oneself in an office or dignity.
To seat (persona).

1 [+persona] to sit; seat
2 (colocar) [+objeto] to place; place firmly
sentar las costuras to press the seams; sentar el último ladrillo to tap the last brick into place; sentar las bases de algo to lay the foundations for sth
3 (establecer) [+base, principio] to establish; [+precedente] to set
sentar una suma en la cuenta de algn (Com) to put a sum down to sb's account
5 (And) (Caribe) [+persona] to crush; squash
6 (And) [+caballo] to rein in sharply; pull up sharply
1 (en el aspecto) to suit
ese peinado le sienta horriblemente that hairstyle doesn't suit her at all; that hairstyle looks awful on her
sentar bien/mal a algn [+comida] to agree/disagree with sb; no me sientan bien las gambas prawns disagree with me; unas vacaciones le sentarían bien he could do with a holiday
3 (agradar)
sentar bien/mal to go down well/badly; le ha sentado mal que lo hayas hecho tú he didn't like your doing it
sentar como un tiro
a mí me sienta como un tiro it suits me like a hole in the head (familiar)
1 [+persona] to sit; sit down; seat o.s. (formal)
¡siéntese! (do) sit down; take a seat; sentémonos aquí let's sit (down) here; se sentó a comer she sat down to eat
2 [+sedimento] to settle
3 [+tiempo] to settle; settle down; clear up
4 (Archit) [+cimientos] to settle

Verb Conjugations for "sentar" (go to to sit)


yo me siento me senté me sentaba me sentaría me sentaré
te sientas te sentaste te sentabas te sentarías te sentarás
él/ella/Ud. se sienta se sentó se sentaba se sentaría se sentará
nosotros nos sentamos nos sentamos nos sentábamos nos sentaríamos nos sentaremos
vosotros os sentáis os sentasteis os sentabais os sentaríais os sentaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. se sientan se sentaron se sentaban se sentarían se sentarán
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