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"Open the door" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "abrir la puerta", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "open the door" and "please" below.
open the door(
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pihn
 
thuh
 
dawr
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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. (to push aside the door)
a. abrir la puerta
Can you open the door so that the guests may come in?¿Puedes abrir la puerta para que los invitados entren?
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to give access to; used with "to")
a. abrir la puerta a
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Taking part in this project will open the door to new opportunities.Participar en este proyecto abrirá la puerta a nuevas oportunidades.
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please(
pliz
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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