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"Despiértate" is a phrase which is often translated as "wake up", and "despierto" is an adjective which is often translated as "awake". Learn more about the difference between "despiértate" and "despierto" below.
despiértate(
dehs
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pyehr
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tah
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teh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(imperative)
a. wake up
¡Despiértate ahora mismo o llegarás tarde a la escuela!Wake up right now or you'll be late for school!
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despierto(
dehs
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pyehr
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toh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not asleep)
a. awake
El bebé me tuvo despierta toda la noche.The baby kept me awake the whole night.
2. (vigilant)
a. alert
Mantén la mente despierta y el cuerpo relajado.Keep an alert mind and a relaxed body.
b. sharp
Los niños tienen los sentidos muy despiertos.Children's senses are very sharp.
3. (smart)
a. bright
Es un niño muy despierto para su edad.He's a very bright kid for his age.
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