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"Desquitarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to get even", and "preposición" is a noun which is often translated as "preposition". Learn more about the difference between "desquitarse" and "preposición" below.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to avenge; often used with "de")
a. to get even
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
El profesor no soportaba a los alumnos y se desquitó de ellos con una prueba inesperada.The teacher couldn't stand the students and he got even with them with a surprise test.
b. to get one's own back
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(United Kingdom)
Mario me engañó, pero me desquitaré antes o después.Mario cheated on me but I'll get my own back sooner or later.
c. to take it out on
¡Si tienes algún problema, no te desquites conmigo!If you have a problem, don't take it out on me!
2. (to be satisfied)
a. to obtain satisfaction
Llevaba tanto tiempo sin quedar con un amigo que necesitaba desquitarme hablando de mi proyecto.I hadn't met a friend for so long that I needed to obtain satisfaction by talking about my project.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to compensate for)
a. to make up for
Invité a cenar a mi tío para desquitar la pérdida de la cámara.I invited my uncle for dinner to make up for losing his camera.
4. (to take away; often used with "de")
a. to deduct
Estos gastos te los desquitaremos de tu sueldo.These expenses will be deducted from your salary.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (grammar)
a. preposition
En la frase "estoy loco por ti" la preposición es la palabra "por".In the phrase "I am crazy for you," the preposition is the word "for".
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