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"Enojarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to get angry", and "irritarse" is a pronominal verb which is often translated as "to get annoyed". Learn more about the difference between "enojarse" and "irritarse" below.
enojarse(
eh
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noh
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hahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (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.
enojar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (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.
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irritarse(
ee
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rree
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tahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to get angry)
a. to get annoyed
Miguel tiende a irritarse si no le das la razón.Miguel tends to get annoyed if you don't agree with him.
b. to get irritated
Me irrito cuando mi hermano sigue pidiéndome plata.I get irritated when my brother keeps asking me for money.
2. (to get inflamed)
a. to become irritated
La piel se me irrita cuando beso a un chico que lleva barba.My skin becomes irritated when I kiss a guy with a beard.
b. to become inflamed
Siempre que vengo a esta ciudad llena de smog, se me irritan los ojos.Whenever I come to this city full of smog, my eyes become inflamed.
irritar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to annoy)
a. to irritate
Los niños irritaron tanto al profesor, que acabó gritándoles.The children irritated the teacher so much that he ended up yelling at them.
4. (to inflame)
a. to irritate
Usar lentillas durante demasiadas horas irrita los ojos.Wearing contact lenses for too long irritates your eyes.
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