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"Dibujamos" is a form of "dibujar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to draw". "Pintamos" is a form of "pintar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to paint". Learn more about the difference between "dibujamos" and "pintamos" below.
dibujar(
dee
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boo
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce an image)
a. to draw
El artista dibujó la silueta de la mujer detrás de la cortina.The artist drew the silhouette of the woman behind the curtain.
b. to sketch
El testigo dibujó un retrato del ladrón para que la policía pudiera identificarlo.The witness sketched a portrait of the robber so that police could identify him.
dibujarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to be outlined)
a. to appear
El perro se dibujó en el pasillo oscuro. The dog appeared in the dark hallway.
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pintar(
peen
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (with paint)
a. to paint
Mi cuñada pintó la pared de blanco.My sister-in-law painted the wall white.
2. (to draw)
a. to draw
Mi hija suele pintar cachorros usando una plantilla.My daughter usually draws puppies using a template.
3. (to smudge)
a. to get
Todavía está mojada. Ten cuidado que no te pinte.It’s still wet. Be careful you don’t get any on you.
Se rompió mi pluma y me pintó la manos totalmente de azul.My pen broke and got blue ink all over my hands.
4. (to describe)
a. to make something out
Lo pintó muy emocionado pero en realidad la película nos puso a dormir.He made it out to be so exciting, but really the movie just sent us to sleep.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (with paint)
a. to paint
A Yolanda le encanta pintar.Yolanda loves to paint.
6. (to write)
a. to write
¿Qué quieres que haga con una pluma que no pinta?What do you want me to do with a pen that doesn't write?
7. (to appear)
a. to look
La ceremonia pinta bien.The ceremony is looking good.
8. (to relate)
a. to fit in (colloquial)
¿Dónde pinta el director en todo este escándalo?Where does the principal fit into this whole scandal?
pintarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
9. (to make oneself up)
a. to put one's makeup on
Se pinta todos los días antes de ir a trabajar.She puts her makeup on every day before work.
b. to put makeup on
Llegaron del colegio, se pintaron un poco y salieron directamente.They came home from school, put some makeup on and headed straight out.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
10. (to leave)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to leave
Hay que pintarnos a las 3:00 pm si vamos a llegar a tiempo.We need to leave at 3:00 pm if we are going to arrive on time.
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