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"Divertirse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to have fun", and "pasarlo bien" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to have a good time". Learn more about the difference between "divertirse" and "pasarlo bien" below.
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.
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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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to have a good time
Vamos a pasarlo bien este fin de semana en Ibiza.We're going to have a good time this weekend in Ibiza.
b. to have fun
¿Lo pasaste bien hoy con tus amigos?Did you have fun today with your friends?
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