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"Insist on" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "insistir en", and "insist" is a transitive verb which is also often translated as "insistir en". Learn more about the difference between "insist on" and "insist" below.
insist on(
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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. (general)
a. insistir en
Don’t insist on the same thing. I already said no.No insistas en lo mismo. Ya dije que no.
b. exigir
I want to talk to the manager. I insist on getting a refund.Quiero hablar con el gerente. Exijo que se me de un reembolso.
c. demandar
The union insists on a salary raise.El sindicato demanda un suba salarial.
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insist(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reiterate)
a. insistir en
The waiter insisted that they were out of beer.El camarero insistió en que ya no les quedaba cerveza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be determined)
a. insistir
Will you come? - If you insist.¿Vendrás? - Si insistes.
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