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"Brawl" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "pelearse", and "dispute" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "debatir". Learn more about the difference between "brawl" and "dispute" below.
brawl
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fight)
a. pelearse
By the time we found Horace, he was brawling in the street with a bunch of hoodlums.Cuando encontramos a Horace, se estaba peleando con un montón de matones en la calle.
b. pelear
Beto and his brother were brawling and howling at each other when their parents got home.Beto y su hermano estaban peleando y gritándose uno a otro cuando sus padres regresaron a casa.
c. armar camorra
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Not having anything better to do, they spend their days drinking and brawling.Como no tienen nada mejor que hacer, se pasan el día bebiendo y armando camorra.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (fight)
a. la pelea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The patient came into the hospital with a dislocated shoulder that he got during a brawl.El paciente ingresó en el hospital con un hombro dislocado a consecuencia de una pelea.
b. la reyerta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It seems the brawl started for some very stupid reason, but it ended up with several people getting wounded.Al parecer la reyerta empezó por una tontería de nada, pero acabó con varios heridos.
c. la trifulca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Once the brawl had calmed down, everyone went back into their houses.Una vez que pasó la trifulca, todo el mundo volvió a meterse en su casa.
d. la refriega
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A brawl broke out in front of the bar around midnight.Hubo una refriega delante del bar a eso de la media noche.
e. la camorra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
They're always looking for a chance to start a brawl, so it's no wonder they ended up in jail.Siempre están buscando camorra, así que no es de extrañar que acabaran en la cárcel.
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dispute(
dihs
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pyut
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to debate)
a. debatir
The citizens complain that politicians endlessly dispute but don't accomplish anything.Los ciudadanos se quejan de que los políticos debaten sin parar pero no logran nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to argue about)
a. debatir
The senators disputed the bill for weeks.Los senadores debatieron el proyecto de ley durante semanas.
b. discutir
The kids are disputing who will be the leader.Los niños están discutiendo quién será el líder.
3. (to contest)
a. discutir
I'd like to dispute your argument because I think it's inconsistent.Me gustaría discutir tu argumento porque creo que es contradictorio.
4. (to fight for)
a. disputarse
The two teams will dispute first place in their division this Saturday.Este sábado los dos equipos se disputarán el primer lugar de su división.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (controversy)
a. la discusión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Disputes about money are common in marriage.Las discusiones por el dinero son comunes en el matrimonio.
b. el debate
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dispute lasted an hour and I still don't know who's right.El debate duró una hora y todavía no sé quién tiene razón.
c. la controversia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It is unlikely that the dispute about abortion will be resolved soon.Es improbable que la controversia sobre el aborto se resuelva pronto.
d. el conflicto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The labor dispute began with demands for higher salaries.El conflicto laboral empezó con reivindicaciones de salarios más altos.
6. (quarrel)
a. la disputa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighbors called the police when they heard the domestic dispute.Los vecinos llamaron a la policía cuando oyeron la disputa doméstica.
7. (legal)
a. el litigio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This part of the property is under dispute.Esta parte de la propiedad está en litigio.
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