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"Enfundar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to sheathe", and "desenfundar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to draw". Learn more about the difference between "enfundar" and "desenfundar" below.
enfundar(
ehn
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foon
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in its case)
a. to sheathe (sword)
Antes de apearse del caballo, el caballero enfundó su espada.Before getting off his horse, the knight sheathed his sword.
Ya llegó la hora de enfundar las espadas, compañeros.The time has come to sheathe our swords, gentlemen.
b. to holster (handgun)
El alguacil enfundó el revólver y esposó al ladrón.The sheriff holstered his revolver and handcuffed the thief.
c. to put away (instrument)
Sofía enfundó el violín y salió de la sala de ensayo.Sofia put her violin away and left the rehearsal room.
2. (to fill)
a. to stuff
Enfundé el osito de peluche con felpa.I stuffed the teddy bear with plush.
enfundarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to put on)
a. to wrap oneself in
María se enfundó el poncho porque hacía frío.Maria wrapped herself in her poncho because it was cold.
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desenfundar(
dehs
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ehm
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foon
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (weaponry)
a. to draw
El ladrón desenfundó la pistola, y el agente lo disparó.The robber drew his gun, and the officer shot him.
2. (to remove the cover)
a. to uncover
Lo primero que haré al terminar la mudanza será desenfundar el sofá.The first thing I'm going to do when the move is done will be to uncover the sofa.
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