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"Estrellad" is a form of "estrellar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to smash". "Estrella" is a noun which is often translated as "star". Learn more about the difference between "estrella" and "estrellad" below.
estrella(
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treh
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yah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (astronomy)
a. star
Las estrellas brillaban como diamantes en el cielo nocturno.The stars were shining like diamonds in the night sky.
2. (shape)
a. star
La estrella en su pecho indica que él es el capitán del equipo.The star on his chest indicates that he is the captain of the team.
3. (prominent figure)
a. star
Muchas estrellas de la industria harán apariciones especiales en la ceremonia.Many stars of the industry will make special appearances at the ceremony.
4. (in ranking)
a. star
Al restaurante nuevo le dieron tres estrellas.They gave the new restaurant three stars.
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estrellar(
ehs
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treh
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yahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to break violently)
a. to smash
En un ataque de rabia, estrelló el vaso en el piso.In a fit of rage, he smashed his glass on the floor.
b. to crash
Un kamikaze se acercaba, dispuesto a estrellar su avión contra nuestro barco.A kamikaze was approaching, prepared to crash his plane into our ship.
c. to slam
El celular tampoco funcionaba. Desesperada, lo estrelló contra la pared.The cell phone wasn't working either. In dispair, she slammed it against the wall.
2. (to cover with stars)
a. to fill with stars
En la mitología hindú, Agni, Señor del Fuego, crea el sol y estrella la noche.In Hindu mythology, Agni, Lord of Fire, creates the sun and fills the night with stars.
3. (to cook in oil)
a. to fry
Estrella los huevos en una sartén con el aceite muy caliente.Fry the eggs in a pan with very hot oil.
estrellarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to collide)
a. to crash
Se estrelló con el carro pero salió ilesa gracias al airbag.She crashed her car but escaped unhurt thanks to the airbag.
b. to smash
El fuerte oleaje hizo que la balsa se estrellara contra las rocas.The strong swell caused the raft to smash against the rocks.
5. (to fail)
a. to fail
Nuestro proyecto estaba destinado a estrellarse sin ver la luz.Our project was destined to fail before even coming into the world.
6. (to run up against; used with "con")
a. to come up against
Nunca aprende. Todo lo que hace es estrellarse una y otra vez con la realidad.He never learns his lesson. All he does is to come up against reality, time after time.
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