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"Get rid of" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "deshacerse de", and "stop" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "parar". Learn more about the difference between "get rid of" and "stop" below.
get rid of(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to throw out)
a. deshacerse de
We got rid of that dusty old couch to make room for the new one.Nos deshicimos de ese sofá viejo y polvoriento para hacer campo para el nuevo.
2. (to dismiss)
a. librarse de
When Ray starts going on about his days in the war, it's really difficult to get rid of him.Cuando Ray empieza a hablar de sus tiempos en la guerra resulta muy difícil librarse de él.
b. quitarse de encima
I bumped into Sally after work and I thought I'd never get rid of her.Me encontré con Sally después del trabajo y pensé que nunca me la quitaría de encima.
3. (to eliminate)
a. eliminar
We had a mice infestation but managed to get rid of them with humane traps.Tuvimos una infestación de ratones pero logramos eliminarlos con unas trampas humanas.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kill)
a. eliminar
Once you crossed the crime syndicate, they had no qualms getting rid of you.Una vez que ofendías al sindicato criminal, no tenía ningún reparo en eliminarte.
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stop(
stap
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to halt)
a. parar
They stopped the concert because of the lightning.Pararon el concierto a causa de los relámpagos.
b. detener
The police stopped the driver because he seemed drunk.La policía detuvo al motorista porque parecía estar borracho.
c. interrumpir
The sound of the phone stopped their heated discussion.El sonido del teléfono sonando interrumpió su acalorada discusión.
d. poner fin a
The police stopped the fight and ordered the crowd to disperse.La policía puso fin a la reyerta y ordenó a la gente que se dispersara.
e. bloquear (check)
The bank charged me a fee of $20 to stop a check from being cashed!¡El banco me cobró una comisión de $20 por bloquear el cobro de un cheque!
2. (to cease)
a. dejar de
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining.Sé agradecido por lo que tienes y deja de quejarte.
3. (to prevent)
a. impedir
Nobody could have stopped the accident.Nadie podría haber impedido el accidente.
4. (to fill in)
a. taponar
The plumber told us that the pipe was stopped by a cork.El fontanero nos dijo que un tapón de corcho taponaba la tubería.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to cease)
a. detenerse
The noise stopped all of a sudden.El ruido se detuvo de repente.
6. (to halt)
a. pararse
Suddenly, the runner stopped and fell.De repente, el corredor se paró y se desplomó.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (act of stopping)
a. el alto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We'll make a stop along the way so that everyone can stretch their legs.Haremos un alto por el camino para que todos puedan estirar las piernas.
b. la parada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You got here quickly! Didn't you make any stops along the way?¡Qué pronto llegaste! ¿No hiciste ninguna parada en el camino?
8. (public transportation)
a. la parada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This line has 11 stops.Esta línea tiene 11 paradas.
9. (obstacle)
a. el tope
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The stop in the valve body prevents backflow.El tope en el cuerpo de la válvula evita el retorno del flujo.
10. (music)
a. el registro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pipes of an organ are controlled from the stops on the console.Los registros de la consola controlan los tubos de los órganos.
11. (punctuation mark) (United Kingdom)
a. el punto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Always start with a capital letter after a stop.Siempre hay que poner mayúscula después de un punto.
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