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"Estar a dieta" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to be on a diet", and "disfrutar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to enjoy". Learn more about the difference between "estar a dieta" and "disfrutar" below.
estar a dieta(
ehs
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tahr
 
ah
 
dyeh
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tah
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to be on a diet
Yo hoy paso del postre. Estoy a dieta para ver si pierdo los kilos que gané en Navidad.I'll give the dessert a miss today. I'm on a diet to see if I lose the kilos I gained at Christmas.
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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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