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"Enojar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to anger", and "enfadar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to upset". Learn more about the difference between "enojar" and "enfadar" below.
enojar(
eh
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noh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to upset)
a. to anger
La subida de impuestos enojó a los trabajadores autónomos.The tax raise angered freelance workers.
b. to annoy
La mala calidad del césped enojó a los futbolistas.The bad quality of the grass annoyed the soccer players.
enojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to get upset)
a. to get angry
Ese profesor se enoja muy fácil. Debemos invitarlo a una clase de yoga.That teacher gets angry really quickly. We should invite him to a yoga class.
b. to get mad
No te enojes con tus hijos; no saben lo que hacen.Don't get mad at your children; they don't know what they're doing.
c. to get annoyed
Me enoja mucho que alguien llegue tarde.I get really annoyed when someone is late.
d. to get cross (United Kingdom)
¿Por qué te enojas conmigo? Yo no dije nada.Why are you getting cross at me? I didn't say anything.
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enfadar(
ehm
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fah
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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 make mad)
a. to upset
A Quique le enfadó no quedar en primer lugar.Quique was upset that he didn't end up in first place.
b. to anger
Si hablas sin permiso en la clase, le enfadarás al maestro.If you talk without permission in class, you will anger the teacher.
c. to annoy
Ese ruido me enfada.That noise annoys me.
d. to irritate
¡No enfades al perro!Don't irritate the dog!
2. (to cause boredom)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to bore
¿No te enfadan las telenovelas?Don't soap operas bore you?
enfadarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to get upset)
a. to get angry
Se enfadaron los vecinos cuando vieron lo que se había hecho a su jardín.The neighbors got angry when they saw what was done to their yard.
b. to get annoyed
La maestra se enfada cuando entregas tu trabajo sin nombre.The teacher gets annoyed when you turn in your work without your name on it.
c. to get mad
No te enfades conmigo, yo no tuve la culpa de lo que pasó.Don't get mad at me. What happened wasn't my fault.
d. to get cross (United Kingdom)
Es muy irascible, se enfada con mucha facilidad.She's very irascible. She gets cross very easily.
4. (to be tired of)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get tired of
Se enfadaron de comer pollo todos los días durante un mes.They got tired of eating chicken every day for a month.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
5. (to have a disagreement)
a. to fall out
Cristina y Néstor se enfadaron y ya no salen.Cristina and Nestor fell out and they're not dating anymore.
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