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"Discutir" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to argue", and "coquetear" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to flirt". Learn more about the difference between "discutir" and "coquetear" below.
discutir(
dees
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koo
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teer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fight verbally)
a. to argue
Mi hermano y su esposa discuten todo el tiempo.My brother and his wife argue all the time.
b. to quarrel
Vimos una pareja en la calle discutiendo.We saw a couple quarreling in the street.
2. (to talk about)
a. to discuss
La pareja discutió con el sacerdote sobre sus votos.The couple discussed their vows with the priest.
3. (to answer back)
a. to talk back
¡No discutas! Solo haz lo que te pido.Don't talk back! Just do what I tell you.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to debate)
a. to discuss
Los panelistas discutieron el tema de la violencia en las escuelas.The panelists discussed the topic of violence in schools.
5. (to question)
a. to challenge
Los senadores discutieron la decisión que había tomado el presidente.The senators challenged the decision made by the president.
b. to dispute
El general discutió el uso de las armas nucleares.The general disputed the use of nuclear weapons.
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coquetear(
koh
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keh
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teh
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ahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to woo)
a. to flirt
Mi hermano y tu hermana han estado coqueteando toda la noche.My brother and your sister have been flirting all night long.
Mi gata le coquetea a todo el mundo.My cat flirts with everybody.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to experiment)
a. to flirt
Coqueteó con la idea de entrar a la escuela de medicina, pero al final se decidió por ser maestra.She flirted with the idea of going to medical school, but she ended up deciding on becoming a teacher.
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