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"Despojado" is a form of "despojar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to strip". "A" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "despojado" and "a" below.
despojar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to take away; used with "de")
a. to strip
La reina despojó al caballero de su título después de que se enterara del escándalo.The queen stripped the knight of his title after news of the scandal got out.
b. to divest
Despojaron al gobernador de su puesto por corrupción.They divested the governor of his position for corruption.
c. to rob
Un ladrón despojó a mi vecino de todas sus pertenencias.A thief robbed my neighbor of all his belongings.
d. to dispossess (legal)
La nueva esposa de mi padre le hizo cambiar de opinión y le convenció de que me despojara de mi herencia.My father's new wife changed his mind and convinced him to dispossess me of my inheritance.
despojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to take off clothes; used with "de")
a. to undress
De repente la mujer se despojó de su ropa y se sumergió en el mar desnuda.Suddenly, the woman undressed and jumped into the sea naked.
3. (to dispose of; used with "de")
a. to renounce
El joven se despojó de sus pertenencias para vivir una vida de espiritualidad.The young man renounced his belongings to live a life of spirituality.
b. to relinquish
Los manifestadores exigen que el presidente se despoje de su cargo.The protesters are all demanding that the president relinquish his position.
c. to get rid of
Me despojé de toda la ropa vieja que no pude vender o donar.I got rid of all my old clothes that I couldn't sell or donate.
d. to give up
El rey se despojó de su trono en favor del príncipe.The king gave up his throne in favor of the prince.
e. to shed
Como los árboles en nuestro jardín son de hoja perenne, no despojan sus hojas durante el otoño.Since the trees in our garden are evergreens, they don't shed their leaves in the fall.
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a(
ah
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to
Ve a tu habitación.Go to your room.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. to
A la izquierda puedes ver el parque.To your left you can see the park.
3. (used to indicate an exact moment)
a. at
Saldremos al amanecer.We will leave at dawn.
4. (used to indicate mode)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Podía respirar a duras penas.He was hardly able to breathe.
5. (the personal "a")
a. to
No te olvides de escribir a tus abuelos.Don't forget to write to your grandparents.
6. (used to give orders)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A fregar los platos!Go do the dishes!
¡A la cama!Off to bed!
7. (used with quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me encantaría ganar dinero a espuertas.I would love to earn lots of money.
Llovía a cántaros.It was pouring.
8. (used to express purpose)
a. to
Vino a saludar.He came to say hello.
9. (used to express frequency)
a. per
Trabajo ocho horas al día.I work eight hours per day.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
10. (letter)
a. a
Ese adjetivo debe terminar con una a.That adjective should end in an a.
11. (music)
a. A
El pianista tocó una A.The pianist played an A.
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