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"Despegarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to become unstuck", and "despegar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to take off". Learn more about the difference between "despegarse" and "despegar" below.
despegarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to come off)
a. to become unstuck
La mariposa se ​​despegó de la telaraña y se fue volando.The butterfly became unstuck from the spiderweb and flew away.
despegar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to lift off)
a. to take off
El avión despegó a las tres en punto.The plane took off at exactly three o'clock.
3. (to be successful)
a. to take off
La compañía despegó después de realizar su nuevo producto.The company took off after releasing its new product.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to detach)
a. to unstick
Necesitas despegar las dos páginas mojadas.You need to unstick the two wet pages.
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despegar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to lift off)
a. to take off
El avión despegó a las tres en punto.The plane took off at exactly three o'clock.
2. (to be successful)
a. to take off
La compañía despegó después de realizar su nuevo producto.The company took off after releasing its new product.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to detach)
a. to unstick
Necesitas despegar las dos páginas mojadas.You need to unstick the two wet pages.
despegarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to come off)
a. to become unstuck
La mariposa se ​​despegó de la telaraña y se fue volando.The butterfly became unstuck from the spiderweb and flew away.
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