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"Ejercitarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to exercise", and "ejercitar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "practice". Learn more about the difference between "ejercitarse" and "ejercitar" below.
ejercitarse(
eh
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hehr
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see
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tahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to work out)
a. to exercise
Tendrás que ejercitarte y comer sano si quieres adelgazar.You will have to exercise and eat healthy if you want to lose weight.
b. to train
El fisioterapeuta me aconsejó ejercitarme para ganar masa muscular.The physiotherapist advised me to train in order to build muscle mass.
c. to drill
En la escuela militar los soldados se ejercitan varias horas al día.In the military school soldiers train for several hours a day.
2. (to work)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ejercitarme como profesora es un sueño hecho realidad para mí.Practicing as a teacher is a dream come true for me.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Mi hermano quiere ejercitarse como abogado desde hace años.My brother has been wanting to practise as a lawyer for many years.
ejercitar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to work in)
a. practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Marta estudió enfermería, pero no ha llegado a ejercitar su profesión.Marta studied nursing, but she has not practiced her profession yet.
b. practise (United Kingdom)
Manuel lleva ejercitando como médico dos décadas.Manuel has been practising as a doctor for two decades.
4. (to apply a right)
a. to exercise
Los ciudadanos ejercitaron su derecho a manifestarse ayer.Yesterday the citizens exercised their right to demonstrate.
5. (to teach through repetition)
a. to exercise
En la residencia los ancianos tienen actividades para ejercitar las habilidades cognitivas.In the home for the elderly they have activities for exercising one's cognitive skills.
b. to drill
Ejercito a mis alumnos en el uso del compás en la clase de plástica.I drill my students in the use the compass in my art class.
c. to train
Los vaqueros ejercitaron a los caballos antes del rodeo.The cowboys trained the horses before the rodeo.
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ejercitar(
eh
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hehr
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see
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to work in)
a. practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Marta estudió enfermería, pero no ha llegado a ejercitar su profesión.Marta studied nursing, but she has not practiced her profession yet.
b. practise (United Kingdom)
Manuel lleva ejercitando como médico dos décadas.Manuel has been practising as a doctor for two decades.
2. (to apply a right)
a. to exercise
Los ciudadanos ejercitaron su derecho a manifestarse ayer.Yesterday the citizens exercised their right to demonstrate.
3. (to teach through repetition)
a. to exercise
En la residencia los ancianos tienen actividades para ejercitar las habilidades cognitivas.In the home for the elderly they have activities for exercising one's cognitive skills.
b. to drill
Ejercito a mis alumnos en el uso del compás en la clase de plástica.I drill my students in the use the compass in my art class.
c. to train
Los vaqueros ejercitaron a los caballos antes del rodeo.The cowboys trained the horses before the rodeo.
ejercitarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to work out)
a. to exercise
Tendrás que ejercitarte y comer sano si quieres adelgazar.You will have to exercise and eat healthy if you want to lose weight.
b. to train
El fisioterapeuta me aconsejó ejercitarme para ganar masa muscular.The physiotherapist advised me to train in order to build muscle mass.
c. to drill
En la escuela militar los soldados se ejercitan varias horas al día.In the military school soldiers train for several hours a day.
5. (to work)
a. to practice
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ejercitarme como profesora es un sueño hecho realidad para mí.Practicing as a teacher is a dream come true for me.
b. to practise (United Kingdom)
Mi hermano quiere ejercitarse como abogado desde hace años.My brother has been wanting to practise as a lawyer for many years.
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