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"Dejar plantado" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to stand up", and "coquetear" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to flirt". Learn more about the difference between "dejar plantado" and "coquetear" below.
dejar plantado(
deh
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hahr
 
plahn
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tah
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doh
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fail to meet or keep an appointment with)
a. to stand up
Carlota dejó a Julius plantado en el altar, y él no se lo perdona.Julius was stood up at the altar by Carlota, and he won't forgive her for that.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to abandon)
a. to ditch
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿No me van a dejar aquí plantada? - Lo siento, Merche, pero tenemos que irnos.You're not ditching me here, are you? - I'm sorry, Merche, but we have to leave.
b. to dump
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in a relationship)
Dejó plantada a su esposa por una corista.He dumped his wife for a chorus girl.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to put down anywhere)
a. to stick
¿Y todos estos trastos? - Los albañiles que están reformando el apartamento de al lado los dejaron plantados en el descansillo y aún no han venido a recogerlos.What's all this junk? - The builders working on the apartment next door stuck them on the landing and didn't come back to get them.
4. (botany)
a. to plant
Mi madre dejó plantados los almendros en su jardín hace años.My mom planted the almond trees in her garden years ago.
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coquetear(
koh
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keh
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teh
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ahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to woo)
a. to flirt
Mi hermano y tu hermana han estado coqueteando toda la noche.My brother and your sister have been flirting all night long.
Mi gata le coquetea a todo el mundo.My cat flirts with everybody.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to experiment)
a. to flirt
Coqueteó con la idea de entrar a la escuela de medicina, pero al final se decidió por ser maestra.She flirted with the idea of going to medical school, but she ended up deciding on becoming a teacher.
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