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"Decidirse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to make up one's mind", and "atacar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to attack". Learn more about the difference between "decidirse" and "atacar" below.
decidirse(
deh
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see
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deer
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seh
)
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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atacar(
ah
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tah
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kahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to strike)
a. to attack
Los rebeldes atacaron la fortaleza al amanecer.The rebels attacked the fort at dawn.
2. (medicine)
a. to attack
La infección ha atacado sus nódulos linfáticos.The infection has attacked her lymph nodes.
3. (to criticize)
a. to attack
El embajador ruso atacó sin piedad al primer ministro griego.The Russian ambassador mercilessly attacked the Greek prime minister.
4. (to undertake)
a. to tackle
Hace mucho que no le hacemos nada al jardín. Lo atacaremos este fin de semana.We haven't done anything with our garden in a long time. We're going to tackle it this weekend.
5. (to contend with)
a. to attack
Varias organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro han tratado de atacar el problema de la pobreza mundial.Many nonprofit organizations have tried to attack the problem of global poverty.
6. (to pester)
a. to get on one's nerves
La manera en que se gritan los vecinos a las tres de la mañana me ataca.The way my neighbors yell at each other at three in the morning gets on my nerves.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to strike)
a. to attack
Estamos listos para atacar cuando mandes.We are ready to attack when you give the order.
atacarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to overeat)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to stuff oneself
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Se atacó de pizza y ahora no puede dormir.He stuffed himself on pizza, and now he can't sleep.
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