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"Entristecer" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to make sad", and "enojar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to anger". Learn more about the difference between "entristecer" and "enojar" below.
entristecer(
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trees
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teh
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sehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to distress)
a. to make sad
Me entristece el hecho de que no te volveré a ver hasta el año que viene.It makes me sad that I won't see you again until next year.
b. to sadden
Su decision de abandonar sus estudios entristeció mucho a sus papás.Her decision to drop out of school saddened her parents greatly.
entristecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to become sad)
a. to grow sad
Aunque hacía décadas que no se hablaban, mi abuelo se entristeció cuando falleció su hermano.Although they hadn't spoken in decades, my grandfather grew sad when his brother died.
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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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