actuar en
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actuar en
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
1. (to appear)
a. to act in
Ese tipo sentado en la mesa de allá se me hace muy conocido. - Es un actor. Solía actuar en telenovelas y era muy famoso en los ochenta.That guy seated over there looks so familiar. - He's an actor. He used to act in soap operas and was really famous in the eighties.
b. to be in
Marlon Brando actuó en Casablanca, ¿no? - No. Ese era Humphrey Bogart.Marlon Brando was in Casablanca, wasn't he? - No. That was Humphrey Bogart.
c. to perform in
Mi prima va a actuar en la próxima producción de Andrew Lloyd Webber. - ¡Guau! ¡Eso es increíble!My cousin is going to perform in Andrew Lloyd Webber's next production. - Wow! That's incredible!
2. (to have an effect)
a. to work in
La pastilla que se tomó debe comenzar a actuar en unos minutos.The pill you took should start to work in a couple of minutes.
b. to act in
¿Cuánto tarda el tratamiento en actuar? - No se preocupe. Actúa en tan solo unos días.How long does the treatment take to act? - Don't worry. It acts in only a few days.
c. to work on
¿Crees que esta poción realmente logrará que el príncipe se enamore de mí? - Claro. Esta poción actuará en quien sea que la beba.Do you think this potion will really make the prince fall in love with me? - Of course. This potion will work on whoever drinks it.
d. act on
Esta medicina solo actúa en gatos. No tiene efectos en perros.This medicine only acts on cats. It doesn't have an effect on dogs.
3. (to take action)
a. to act in
¿Nadie sabe lo que estás haciendo? - No Yo actúo en secreto.No one knows about what you're doing? - No. I act in secret.
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