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"Get fat" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "engordar", and "put on weight" is an intransitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "engordar". Learn more about the difference between "get fat" and "put on weight" below.
get fat(
geht
 
faht
)
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. engordar
I got fat in Germany because I drank a lot of beer.En Alemania engordé porque tomé mucha cerveza.
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put on weight(
pood
 
an
 
weyt
)
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. engordar
I can't eat junk food. If I start to put on weight, I will not get a job with a modeling agency.No puedo comer comida chatarra. Si empiezo a engordar, no conseguiré un trabajo con una agencia de modelos.
b. aumentar de peso
How much do you weigh? - 130 pounds. But I am going to put on weight soon because I am pregnant.¿Cuánto pesas? - 130 libras. Pero voy a aumentar de peso pronto porque estoy embarazada.
c. subir de peso
He has to put on weight this wrestling season. The coach recommended that he eat more carbs.Tiene que subir de peso esta temporada de lucha libre. El entrenador le recomendó que comiera más carbohidratos.
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