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"Enfrentarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to face", and "enfrentar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to confront". Learn more about the difference between "enfrentarse" and "enfrentar" below.
enfrentarse(
ehm
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frehn
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tahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to brave)
a. to face
Debes enfrentarte a tus miedos y abordar ese avión.You should face your fears and board that plane.
2. (to quarrel)
a. to fight
Los carneros son conocidos por enfrentarse para establecer su territorio.Rams are known for fighting to establish their territory.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
3. (sports)
a. to meet
Esta noche Barcelona se enfrentará al Real Madrid en la Copa del Rey.Barcelona will meet Real Madrid tonight in the Copa del Rey.
enfrentar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to deal with)
a. to confront
Las autoridades enfrentaron al sospechoso tan pronto como lo encontraron.The authorities confronted the suspect as soon as they found him.
Tienes que enfrentar tus miedos si quieres avanzar en la vida.You have to confront your fears if you want to advance in life.
b. to face
Debes enfrentar a tus exámenes con mucho estudio y preparación.You should face your exams with lots of studying and preparation.
5. (to be positioned towards)
a. to face
Nuestra casa enfrenta a la plaza del pueblo.Our house faces the town square.
b. to put face to face
Enfrentamos las piezas de ajedréz antes de jugar.We put the chess pieces face to face before playing.
6. (to make enemies)
a. to set against
La guerra civil enfrentó a muchos hermanos.The civil war set many brothers against one another.
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enfrentar(
ehm
-
frehn
-
tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deal with)
a. to confront
Las autoridades enfrentaron al sospechoso tan pronto como lo encontraron.The authorities confronted the suspect as soon as they found him.
Tienes que enfrentar tus miedos si quieres avanzar en la vida.You have to confront your fears if you want to advance in life.
b. to face
Debes enfrentar a tus exámenes con mucho estudio y preparación.You should face your exams with lots of studying and preparation.
2. (to be positioned towards)
a. to face
Nuestra casa enfrenta a la plaza del pueblo.Our house faces the town square.
b. to put face to face
Enfrentamos las piezas de ajedréz antes de jugar.We put the chess pieces face to face before playing.
3. (to make enemies)
a. to set against
La guerra civil enfrentó a muchos hermanos.The civil war set many brothers against one another.
enfrentarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to brave)
a. to face
Debes enfrentarte a tus miedos y abordar ese avión.You should face your fears and board that plane.
5. (to quarrel)
a. to fight
Los carneros son conocidos por enfrentarse para establecer su territorio.Rams are known for fighting to establish their territory.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
6. (sports)
a. to meet
Esta noche Barcelona se enfrentará al Real Madrid en la Copa del Rey.Barcelona will meet Real Madrid tonight in the Copa del Rey.
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