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"Desafiando" is a form of "desafiar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to challenge". "Desafiante" is an adjective which is often translated as "defiant". Learn more about the difference between "desafiante" and "desafiando" below.
desafiante(
deh
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sah
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fyahn
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teh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (rebellious)
a. defiant
Juan tiene una actitud desafiante con sus maestros.Juan has a defiant attitude toward his teachers.
2. (demanding)
a. challenging
Según Ana, su entrenamiento es desafiante y requiere mucha disciplina.According to Ana, her training is challenging and requires a lot of self-discipline.
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desafiar(
deh
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sah
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fyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to invite to participate)
a. to challenge
Mi padrastro me desafió a un juego de ajedrez.My stepfather challenged me to a game of chess.
b. to dare
Te desafío a ir al centro comercial y no comprar nada.I dare you to go to the mall and not buy anything.
2. (to confront)
a. to defy
Desafió a su papá, y fue a una universidad muy lejos de casa.She defied her father and attended a college far away from home.
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