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"I just ate" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "acabo de comer", and "I have just eaten" is a phrase which is also often translated as "acabo de comer". Learn more about the difference between "I just ate" and "I have just eaten" below.
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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. (I ate recently)
a. acabo de comer
Do you want a sandwich? - No thanks, I just ate.¿Quieres un sándwich? - No gracias, acabo de comer.
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
2. (I recently ate)
a. acabo de comer
I just ate a huge meal and now I want to take a nap.Acabo de comerme una comida enorme y ya sólo quiero tomarme una siesta.
b. acabo de comerme
I just ate three slices of pizza.Acabo de comerme tres rebanadas de pizza.
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I have just eaten
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. acabo de comer
Are you hungry? - I'm okay, thanks. I have just eaten.¿Tienes hambre? - No, estoy bien, gracias. Acabo de comer.
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