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"Engordar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to gain weight", and "disfrutar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enjoy". Learn more about the difference between "engordar" and "disfrutar" below.
engordar(
ehng
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gohr
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dahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to become fatter)
a. to gain weight
Adrián ha engordado desde su accidente.Adrian has gained weight since his accident.
b. to put on weight
Ana engordó durante el embarazo y no ha podido bajar de peso.Ana put on weight during her pregnancy and hasn't been able to lose it.
c. to get fat
Miguel engordó cuando dejó de correr.Miguel got fat when he quit running.
2. (to cause weight gain)
a. to be fattening
Los palitos dorados de queso engordan.Deep-fried cheese sticks are fattening.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to make fat)
a. to fatten up
Inyectan al ganado con esteroides para engordarlos.They inject the cattle with steroids to fatten them up.
b. to fatten
Hay que engordar las vacas en el otoño para prepararlas para el frío del invierno.We need to fatten the cows in the fall to prepare them for the winter cold.
4. (to inflate numbers)
a. to swell
Reportaron los metros cuadrados en lugar de los kilómetros lineales para engordar los números.They reported the square meters rather than linear kilometers in order to swell the numbers.
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disfrutar(
dees
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froo
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tahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to take pleasure in; used with "de")
a. to enjoy
Quiero disfrutar de estas vacaciones con mi familia.I want to enjoy this vacation with my family.
2. (to benefit from)
a. to have
Algunos miembros puede que no disfruten de todas las ventajas enumeradas.Some members may not have all the benefits listed.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to take pleasure in)
a. to enjoy
¿Cómo puedo prepararme el estómago para disfrutar este banquete al máximo?How can I prepare my stomach to enjoy this feast to the fullest?
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