I caught
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I caught
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (I grasped)
a. agarré
I caught the ball just as it went out of bounds.Agarré la pelota justo cuando salió del terreno.
b. cogí
Regionalism used in Spain
I caught the cup before it reached the ground and shattered.Cogí el vaso antes de que llegara al suelo y se rompiera
2. (I took a bus or taxi)
a. tomé
I caught the last bus of the night.Tomé el último autobús de la noche.
b. cogí
Regionalism used in Spain
I caught a taxi because it was raining and I didn't want to walk.Cogí un taxi porque estaba lloviendo y no quería caminar.
3. (I captured)
a. capturé
I caught a bird in the house.Capturé un pájaro en la casa.
b. atrapé
I caught another cockroach in the living room. We should look for holes in the walls.Atrapé otra cucaracha en la sala. Deberíamos buscar agujeros en la pared.
4. (I contracted)
a. me contagié de
I caught the flu and had to cancel all my plans.Me contagié de la gripa y tuve que cancelar todos mis planes.
b. pillé
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
I caught chicken pox from him in second grade.Pillé la varicela de él en el segundo grado.
c. cogí
Regionalism used in Spain
There is a virus going around among my students, and I caught it.Circula un virus entre mis estudiantes, y lo cogí.
5. (I took by surprise)
a. pillé
I caught Will trying to steal candy from the cupboard.Pillé a Will en el intento de robar dulces de la despensa.
b. cogí
Regionalism used in Spain
I caught three men trespassing last night.Cogí a tres hombres entrando sin autorización anoche.
6. (I hooked)
a. enganché
I caught my sweater on the zipper of my jacket.Enganché el suéter en el cierre de mi chaqueta.
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