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"Decidirse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to make up one's mind", and "decidir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to decide". Learn more about the difference between "decidirse" and "decidir" below.
decidirse(
deh
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see
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deer
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to settle)
a. to make up one's mind
Todo lo que tienes que hacer es decidirte y pasar a la acción.All you have to do is make up your mind and take action.
decidir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to make a decision about)
a. to decide
Su hija aún no ha decidido qué quiere estudiar.Their daughter has not yet decided what she wants to study.
3. (to make a choice about)
a. to decide
Decidamos qué vamos a cenar.Let's decide what to have for dinner.
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decidir(
deh
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see
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deer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make a decision about)
a. to decide
Su hija aún no ha decidido qué quiere estudiar.Their daughter has not yet decided what she wants to study.
2. (to make a choice about)
a. to decide
Decidamos qué vamos a cenar.Let's decide what to have for dinner.
decidirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to settle)
a. to make up one's mind
Todo lo que tienes que hacer es decidirte y pasar a la acción.All you have to do is make up your mind and take action.
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