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"Desayunar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to have breakfast", and "desayunarse" is a pronominal verb which is also often translated as "to have breakfast". Learn more about the difference between "desayunar" and "desayunarse" below.
desayunar(
dehs
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ah
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yoo
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nahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have breakfast
Mi esposo y yo desayunamos juntos todos los días.My husband and I have breakfast together every day.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have for breakfast
Suelo desayunar huevos y pan tostado.I usually have eggs and toast for breakfast.
desayunarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to eat breakfast)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to have breakfast
Los domingos nos desayunamos en un café.On Sundays we have breakfast in a café.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become aware of)
a. to find out
¿No sabía lo del accidente? - No, recién se desayunó.Didn't he know about the accident? - No, he just found out.
b. to hear of
¿Oíste que despidieron a Claudia? - No, recién me desayuno.Did you hear they fired Claudia? - No, this is the first I've heard of it.
c. to hear about
¿Por qué talaron esos árboles? - ¿Talar árboles? Recién me desayuno.Why did they cut down those trees? - Cut down trees? This is the first I've heard about it.
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desayunarse(
dehs
-
ah
-
yoo
-
nahr
-
seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to eat breakfast)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to have breakfast
Los domingos nos desayunamos en un café.On Sundays we have breakfast in a café.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become aware of)
a. to find out
¿No sabía lo del accidente? - No, recién se desayunó.Didn't he know about the accident? - No, he just found out.
b. to hear of
¿Oíste que despidieron a Claudia? - No, recién me desayuno.Did you hear they fired Claudia? - No, this is the first I've heard of it.
c. to hear about
¿Por qué talaron esos árboles? - ¿Talar árboles? Recién me desayuno.Why did they cut down those trees? - Cut down trees? This is the first I've heard about it.
desayunar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have breakfast
Mi esposo y yo desayunamos juntos todos los días.My husband and I have breakfast together every day.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have for breakfast
Suelo desayunar huevos y pan tostado.I usually have eggs and toast for breakfast.
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