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"Disfrutar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enjoy", and "gozar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enjoy oneself". Learn more about the difference between "disfrutar" and "gozar" below.
disfrutar(
dees
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froo
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tahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to take pleasure in; used with "de")
a. to enjoy
Quiero disfrutar de estas vacaciones con mi familia.I want to enjoy this vacation with my family.
2. (to benefit from)
a. to have
Algunos miembros puede que no disfruten de todas las ventajas enumeradas.Some members may not have all the benefits listed.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to take pleasure in)
a. to enjoy
¿Cómo puedo prepararme el estómago para disfrutar este banquete al máximo?How can I prepare my stomach to enjoy this feast to the fullest?
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gozar(
goh
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sahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to take pleasure)
a. to enjoy oneself
Siempre goza cuando llegan de visita sus primos.She always enjoys herself when her cousins visit.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(sexual; used with "de")
a. to take
Gozó de la cantinera al final de la noche.He took the barmaid at the end of the night.
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