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"In the morning" is a phrase which is often translated as "por la mañana", and "wake up" is a phrase which is often translated as "despiértate". Learn more about the difference between "in the morning" and "wake up" below.
in the morning(
ihn
 
thuh
 
mawr
-
nihng
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (time of day)
a. por la mañana
I wake up early in the morning to exercise.Me levanto temprano por la mañana para hacer ejercicio.
2. (specific time of day)
a. de la mañana
Who in the world is calling at six in the morning?¿A quién se le ocurre llamar a las seis de la mañana?
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wake up(
weyk
 
uhp
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. despiértate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Wake up! You'll be late for school.¡Despiértate! Vas a llegar tarde a clase.
b. despiértese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Wake up, sir! I think this is your stop.¡Despiértese, señor! Creo que esta es su parada.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. despiértense (plural)
Wake up, kids! We need to leave for the ariport soon.¡Despiértense, niños! Tenemos que salir para el aeropuerto pronto.
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
3. (to awaken from sleep)
a. despertarse
Today I woke up at 8 am.Hoy me desperté a las 8 de la mañana.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become aware)
a. espabilarse
Wake up! She's not coming back.¡Espabílate! Ella ya no va a regresar.
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
5. (to rouse from sleep)
a. despertar
A loud sound outside woke me up.Me despertó un sonido fuerte que venía de afuera.
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