regar

 
regar
transitive verb
1. (to drench with water) 
a. to water 
Yo regaré las rosas en tu ausencia.I will water the roses while you're away.
Los aspersores riegan el jardín con agua regenerada.The sprinklers irrigate the garden with reclaimed water.
Tras la tormenta, barrí todas las hojas y regué toda la porquería de mi jardín trasero.After the storm, I swept all the leaves and hosed down the dirt from my backyard.
2. (geography) 
El río riega el valle, abasteciendo a las aldeas de alrededor de agua fresca.The river flows through the valley supplying the surrounding villages with freshwater.
3. (to scatter liquids) 
a. to spill 
Regó el vino por toda la mesa.She spilled the wine on the entire table.
4. (colloquial) (to fail) (Mexico) 
a. to screw up (colloquial) 
¡Ya la regaste!You screwed it up!
5. (to sprinkle) 
Mientras cargaba sus juguetes, tropezó y los regó por el suelo.While carrying his toys, he tripped and scattered them all over the floor.
regarse
reflexive verb
6. (to bathe) (Latin America) 
a. to shower 
Al regarte con agua caliente, frota tu cuerpo con azúcar para exfoliarte la piel.When showering with warm water, scrub your body with sugar to exfoliate your skin.
Siempre me riego con agua fría en el verano para refrescarme.I always take cold showers in the summer to feel refreshed.
pronominal verb
7. (to disperse) (Central America) 
Los protestantes se regaron presos del pánico cuando llegó la policía.The protesters scattered in panic when the police arrived.
8. (to become cross) (Caribbean) 
Mi novia se regó porque la llamé por el nombre de mi exnovia.My girlfriend got angry because I called her by my ex-girlfriend's name.
regar
transitive verb
1. (con agua; planta, campo) 
a. to water 
2. (calle) 
a. to hose down 
regaron la comida con un buen vino tintothey washed down the meal with a good red wine
3. (sujeto: río) 
a. to flow through 
el río que riega la regiónthe river which flows through the region
4. (sujeto: vasos sanguíneos) 
a. to supply with blood 
esta arteria riega de sangre los pulmonesthis artery supplies blood to the lungs
5. (desparramar) 
a. to sprinkle, to scatter 
regar
transitive verb
1 [+planta, parterre] to water; [+campo, terreno] to irrigate; [+calle] to hose down
regar la garganta
regó la carta con lágrimas she cried all over the letter
2 (Culin)
regaron la cena con Rioja they washed the meal down with some Rioja; durante la cocción se riega la carne con su jugo whilst it is cooking, baste the meat in its own juice
3 (Geografía) [+río] to water; [+mar] to wash
una costa regada por un mar tranquilo a coast washed by a calm sea
4 [+herida] to wash; bathe;con, de with
5 (esparcir) to sprinkle; scatter
iba regando monedas he was dropping money all over the place
6 (And) (Centroamérica) (derramar) to spill; (derribar) to knock over; knock down
7 (Caribe) (pegar) to hit
intransitive verb
1 (Caribe) (bromear) to joke
está regando she's having us on (familiar)
2 (Caribe) (actuar sin pensar) to act rashly
3
regarla (México) (fracasar) to screw it up (muy_familiar); make a mess of it
pronominal verb
regarse
1 (Centroamérica) (México) (dispersarse) to scatter; scatter in all directions
2 (Caribe) (enfadarse) to get cross
3 (Latinoamérica) (ducharse) to shower; take a shower
Phrases with "regar"
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regar las plantas
to water the plants
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Verb Conjugations for regar
Indicative
Irregular forms are in red
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
riego
regué
regaba
regaría
regaré
riegas
regaste
regabas
regarías
regarás
él/ella/Ud.
riega
regó
regaba
regaría
regará
nosotros
regamos
regamos
regábamos
regaríamos
regaremos
vosotros
regáis
regasteis
regabais
regaríais
regaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
riegan
regaron
regaban
regarían
regarán
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