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"Divertirse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to have fun", and "disfrutar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enjoy". Learn more about the difference between "divertirse" and "disfrutar" below.
divertirse(
dee
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behr
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teer
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seh
)
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to have fun)
a. to have fun
Nos divertimos mucho en nuestro viaje.We had a lot of fun on our trip.
b. to have a good time
Los niños se divirtieron en el parque de diversiones.The kids had a good time at the amusement park.
c. to enjoy oneself
No recuerdo la última vez que me divertí tanto.I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much.
divertir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to delight)
a. to amuse
Nos divirtió con sus historias y experiencias.He amused us with his stories and experiences.
b. to entertain
El mago divirtió al grupo de niños.The magician entertained the group of children.
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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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