Quick answer
"Cheer up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "animar", and "cheer on" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "animar". Learn more about the difference between "cheer up" and "cheer on" below.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to raise the spirits of)
a. animar
I tried to cheer him up by telling a few jokes, but he didn't respond.Intenté animarlo contándole unos chistes, pero no reaccionó.
b. alegrar
This room needs some pictures to cheer it up a bit.A esta habitación le hacen falta unos cuadros para alegrarla.
c. levantar el ánimo a
I was feeling a bit down after I broke my leg, but Claire's visit really cheered me up.Andaba un poco deprimido cuando me rompí la pierna, pero la visita de Claire me levantó mucho el ánimo.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to perk up)
a. animarse
Cheer up! It's not the end of the world.¡Anímate! No es para tanto.
b. alegrarse
He started to cry, but soon cheered up when I bought him an ice cream.Empezó a llorar, pero pronto se alegró cuando le compré un helado.
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cheer on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. animar
We went to the game to cheer our team on.Fuimos al partido para animar a nuestro equipo.
b. alentar
It was a great feeling to have all those people there to cheer me on at the end of the race.Fue una sensación increíble tener a todas esas personas alentándome al final de la carrera.
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