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Subjunctiveellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation ofrapar.
Affirmative imperativeustedesconjugation ofrapar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cut off)
a. to shave
¿El barbero te rapa la cabeza con maquinilla?Does the barber use clippers to shave your head?
b. to shave someone's head
Mi madre nos rapaba para no tener que gastar dinero en el barbero.My mother would shave our heads so we didn't have to spend money on barbers.
c. to shave off
El padre le rapaba el bigote cuando era adolescente.His father used to shave off his mustache when he was a teenager.
2. (to cut very short)
a. to crop
Le voy a decir al peluquero que me rape el pelo para que me dure todo el verano.I'm going to ask the hairdresser to crop my hair so that it lasts me all summer.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to grasp)
Regionalism used in Colombia
a. to snatch
El asesino rapó el arma del policía y salió corriendo.The killer snatched the police officer's weapon and ran off.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
4. (to cut one's hair off)
a. to shave one's head
Cuando Pedro empezó a quedarse calvo, decidió raparse.When Pedro started to go bald, he decided to shave his head.
5. (to cut off)
a. to shave off
Prometieron raparse la barba si ganaban el torneo.They promised to shave off their beards if they won the tournament.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (barba, bigote)
a. to shave off
2. (cabeza)
a. to shave
3. (persona)
a. to shave the hair of
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (general)
a. to shave one's head
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transitive verb
1 [+pelo] to crop; [+barba] to shave
2 (arrebatar) to snatch (familiar); pinch (familiar)
pronominal verb
raparse la cabeza to shave one's head
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