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"Esperas" is a form of "esperar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to wait for". "Quitas" is a form of "quitar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to remove". Learn more about the difference between "esperas" and "quitas" below.
esperar(
ehs
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peh
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rahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to await)
a. to wait for
Espérame que yo también voy.Wait for me, I'm coming too.
2. (to wish)
a. to hope
Espero saber de ti pronto.I hope to hear from you soon.
3. (to count on)
a. to expect
No espero compasión si me capturan.I don't expect any mercy if captured.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to await)
a. to wait
Espera que ya vengo.Wait, I'm coming.
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
5. (to count on)
a. to expect
Se esperan cortes en el suministro de agua esta noche.Water supply disruptions are expected tonight.
esperarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to wait momentarily)
a. to hold on (emphatic)
Espérate, ¿no se suponía que ibas a estar fuera un par de semanas?Hold on, weren't you supposed to be gone for a couple of weeks?
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quitar(
kee
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to eliminate)
a. to remove
No pude quitar la mancha del mantel.I could not remove the stain from the tablecloth.
2. (to grab)
a. to take away
Le quité la carta que le había escrito.I took the letter I had written away from him.
b. to take
Me quitaron el celular en el autobús.Someone took my cell phone on the bus.
3. (to ease)
a. to relieve
La aspirina me quitó el dolor de inmediato.The aspirin relieved my pain immediately.
b. to take away
Le dieron morfina para quitar el dolor que sufrió después del accidente.They gave him morphine to take away the pain he suffered after the accident.
4. (to consume)
a. to take up
Pintarme las uñas me quita mucho tiempo.Painting my nails takes up a lot of my time.
5. (to exclude)
a. except for
Quitando las almendras, me gustan todos los frutos secos.Except for almonds, I like all nuts.
quitarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
6. (to remove clothing)
a. to take off
Quítense la ropa mojada antes de entrar a la casa.Take off your wet clothes before entering the house.
7. (to move away)
a. to get out
Viene un toro, ¡quítense de enmedio!A bull is coming. Get out of the way!
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