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transitive verb
1. (to redo)
a. to do again
El perro se comió mis deberes y ahora tengo que repetirlos.The dog ate my homework and now I have to do it again.
2. (to say again)
a. to repeat
Solo lo diré una vez así que no me pidan que lo repita.I'll only say it once so don't ask me to repeat myself.
3. (to imitate)
a. to repeat
Mi hijo pequeño repite todo lo que su hermano hace.My younger son repeats everything his brother does.
4. (to retake)
a. to repeat
Si tu asistencia no mejora, tendrás que repetir el año.If your attendance does not improve, you will need to repeat the year.
5. (portion of food)
a. to have a second helping
¿Vas a repetir carne?Will you have a second helping of meat?
intransitive verb
6. (when eating)
a. to have an aftertaste
Los pepinos no repiten si los pelas antes de comerlos.Cucumbers don't have an aftertaste if you remove the skin before eating them.
7. (of the body) (Mexico)
a. to burp
Su marido siempre repite durante nuestra cena de family. ¡Qué asco! Her husband always burps during our family dinner. How disgusting!
pronominal verb
8. (to occur again)
a. to recur
Esas fases se repiten cada cinco años por término medio.These phases recur every five years on average.
transitive verb
1. to repeat (hacer, decir de nuevo); to renew (ataque); to have seconds of (en comida)
  • repíteme tu apellido could you repeat your surname?, could you tell me your surname again?
  • te lo he repetido mil veces I've told you a thousand times
  • repitió tercero (education) he repeated his third year
intransitive verb
2. to repeat a year (alumno)
3. (sabor, alimento)
  • repetir (a alguien) to repeat (on somebody)
  • el ajo repite mucho garlic really repeats on you
4. to have seconds (comensal)
pronominal verb
1. to recur (fenómeno)
  • este fenómeno se repite cada verano this phenomenon recurs o is repeated every summer
2. to repeat oneself (persona)
transitive verb
(reiterar) to repeat; (rehacer) to do again
le repito que es imposible I repeat that it is impossible; los niños repiten lo que hacen las personas mayores children imitate adults; repetir el postre to have a second helping o seconds (familiar) of dessert; repetir un curso to repeat a year
intransitive verb
1 (servirse de nuevo) to have a second helping
repetir de un plato
se comió un buen plato y repitió she ate a large plateful and then had a second helping
2 [+ajo, pepino, chorizo]
el pepino repite mucho cucumber keeps repeating on you; las cebollas me repiten onions repeat on me
pronominal verb
1 [+persona] to repeat o.s.
2 [+suceso] to recur
¡ojalá no se repita esto! I hope this won't happen again!
3 [+comida]
el ajo se me repite mucho garlic repeats on me
Verb Conjugations for repetir
Gerund: repitiendo
Participle: repetido
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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