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"Encantar" is a form of "encantar", an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to love". "Interesarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to be interested in". Learn more about the difference between "encantar" and "interesarse" below.
encantar(
ehng
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kahn
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tahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to like very much)
a. to love
Me encanta tomarme un chocolate caliente cuando hace frío afuera.I love drinking hot chocolate when it's cold out.
¡Me encanta tu casa! ¿Tú misma la decoraste?I love your house! Did you decorate it yourself?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to cast a spell on)
a. to bewitch
La bruja encantó a la princesa.The witch bewitched the princess.
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interesarse(
een
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teh
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reh
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sahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to be attracted to; used with "en")
a. to be interested in
El comité se interesó mucho en mi propuesta.The committee was very interested in my proposal.
b. to take interest in
La maestra espera que, con su dinámica, sus alumnos se interesen en la clase.The teacher hopes that, with her dynamism, her students take an interest in the class.
2. (to look into; used with "por")
a. to ask about
Los amigos de Julia se interesaron por su salud.Julia's friends asked about her health.
b. to inquire about
Hasta ahora nadie en la empresa se ha interesado por mi bienestar.Nobody in the company has yet inquired about my welfare.
3. (to worry)
a. to care
Laura se interesa mucho por ti.Laura cares a lot about you.
interesar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to appeal to)
a. to interest
¿De verdad crees que esta película les interesa a los alumnos?Do you really think this movie will interest the students?
b. to be of interest
El proyecto seguramente interesará a los inversionistas.The project will certainly be of interest to the investors.
5. (to affect)
a. to concern
Las decisiones de la presidente nos interesan a todos.The president's decisions concern us all.
6. (to be useful)
a. to be of interest
Interesaría realizar una investigación más detallada del caso.It would be of interest to conduct further research on the case.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (to attract; used with "en")
a. to interest in
El vendedor nos interesó en la casa en venta.The salesman interested us in the house on sale.
b. to get interested in
Tenemos que tratar de interesar a los niños en el deporte.We've got to try to get kids interested in sports.
8.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to harm)
a. to damage
El choque le interesó uno de los pulmones.The crash damaged one of his lungs.
b. to affect
La caída interesó la columna vertebral de Joaquín.The fall affected Joaquin's spine.
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