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"Ducharse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to take a shower", and "vestirse" is a reflexive verb which is often translated as "to get dressed". Learn more about the difference between "ducharse" and "vestirse" below.
ducharse(
doo
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chahr
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seh
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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to shower oneself)
a. to take a shower
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Yo me ducho todas las mañanas.I take a shower every morning.
b. to have a shower (United Kingdom)
Me voy a duchar después de regresar del gimnasio.I'll have a shower when I get back from the gym.
duchar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to bathe)
a. to give someone a shower
Es hora de duchar a los niños.It's time to give the kids a shower.
3. (to wet thoroughly)
a. to drench
Ese idiota me duchó con su cerveza.That idiot drenched me with his beer.
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vestirse(
behs
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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 put clothes on)
a. to get dressed
A mi esposo solo le toma media hora vestirse.It only takes my husband half an hour to get dressed.
b. to dress oneself
Eliezer siempre se viste con ropa de alta calidad.Eliezer always dresses himself in high-quality clothes.
2. (to sport clothing; often used with "de")
a. to dress
Carmela se viste muy mal.Carmela dresses really badly.
b. to wear
Encarna siempre se viste de negro.Encarna always wears black.
c. to dress in
Pedrito se vistió de blanco para la comunión.Pedrito was dressed in white for his communion.
3. (to disguise oneself; used with "de")
a. to dress up as
Sara se vistió de hada para su fiesta de cumpleaños.Sara dressed up as a fairy for her birthday party.
4. (to purchase clothes)
a. to buy one's clothes
Juanita y su mamá se visten en las mejores tiendas de marca.Juanita and her mom buy their clothes from the best designer stores.
vestir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to have on)
a. to wear
La actriz vistió un vestido rojo.The actress wore a red dress.
6. (to put on)
a. to dress
Me gusta vestir a mi muñeca según la temporada.I like to dress my doll according to the season.
7. (to conceal)
a. to cover
Un mantel blanco vestía la mesa.A white tablecloth covered the table.
8. (to make)
a. to dress
El diseñador vistió a muchas celebridades.The designer dressed a lot of celebrities.
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