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"Despertarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to wake up", and "peinarse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to comb one's hair". Learn more about the difference between "despertarse" and "peinarse" below.
despertarse(
dehs
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pehr
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tahr
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seh
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to awake from sleep)
a. to wake up
Despiértame antes de irte.Wake me up before you go.
despertar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to awake from sleep)
a. to wake up
La policía vino y despertó a todo el edificio.The police came and woke up the whole building.
3. (to stimulate)
a. to arouse
Por donde quiera que vaya despierta simpatías.Wherever he goes he arouses sympathy.
4. (to conjure)
a. to awaken
Los olores despertaron viejos recuerdos de la infancia.The smells awakened old childhood memories.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (start)
a. awakening
Con el despertar de la naturaleza en primavera, florecen muchas flores hermosas.With the awakening of nature in spring, many beautiful flowers bloom.
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peinarse(
pey
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nahr
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seh
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to arrange one's hair)
a. to comb one's hair
Péinate un poco antes de salir.Comb your hair a bit before going out.
b. to style one's hair
Deberías peinarte de una forma que te favoreciera más.You should style your hair in a more becoming way.
c. to get one's hair done
¿Adónde puedo ir a peinarme el día de la boda?Where can I go to get my hair done on the wedding day?
peinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to arrange someone's hair)
a. to comb
Tú ve arreglándote que yo peino al niño.Go on and get ready. I'll comb the baby's hair.
b. to style
¿Vas a salir esta noche? Yo te peino si quieres.Are you going out tonight? I'll style your hair if you like.
c. to do someone's hair
Me encanta cómo llevas el pelo. Me tienes que decir quién te peina.I love your hairstyle. You must tell me who does your hair.
3. (to search very thoroughly)
a. to comb
Peinaron el bosque en busca del niño perdido.They combed the woods looking for the lost child.
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