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"Criticize" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "criticar", and "make fun of" is a phrase which is often translated as "burlarse de". Learn more about the difference between "criticize" and "make fun of" below.
criticize(
krih
-
dih
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sayz
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to censure)
a. criticar
Many people criticize the president for his stance on gun control.Mucha gente critica al presidente por su posición del control de armas.
2. (to appraise)
a. hacer la crítica de
The teacher would often get students to criticize each other's work.A menudo la maestra hacía que los estudiantes se hicieran la crítica de sus trabajos entre ellos.
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make fun of(
meyk
 
fuhn
 
uhv
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. burlarse de
Timmy, it's not nice to make fun of people, even if they are not our friends.Timmy, no es bueno burlarse de las personas, aunque no sean nuestros amigos.
b. reírse de
Stop making fun of her. She just wants to fit in with us.Ya dejen de reírse de ella. Solo quiere congeniar con nosotros.
c. pitorrearse de
Yesterday at school my pants fell down, and everybody made fun of me.Ayer en la escuela se me cayeron los pantalones, y todos se pitorrearon de mí.
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