admirar

admirar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to think highly of)
a. to admire
Realmente admiro a la gente que trabaja como voluntario.I really admire people who do volunteer work.
Los colegas del profesor lo admiran por sus contribuciones al campo.The professor's colleagues admire him for his contributions to the field.
2. (to contemplate)
a. to admire
Pasé horas admirando el cuadro de Van Gogh en el museo.I spent hours admiring Van Gogh's painting in the museum.
3. (to surprise)
a. to amaze
Lucía admiró a todos con la elocuencia de su discurso.Lucía amazed everyone with the eloquence of her speech.
b. to astonish
Sus habilidades matemáticas admiraron a la maestra, quien después decidió en ponerlo en una clase más avanzada.His math skills astonished the teacher, who later decided to place him in an advanced class.
admirarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be surprised)
a. to be amazed
Los clientes se admiraron de que pudiéramos terminar el proyecto con tan pocos recursos.The clients were amazed that we were able to finish the project with so few resources.
b. to be astonished
Me admiro de la entrega interminable al activismo de mi hermano.I'm astonished by my brother's endless commitment to activism.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
5. (to contemplate oneself)
a. to admire oneself
Es tan vanidosa que no deja de admirarse en el espejo.She's so vain that she can't stop admiring herself in the mirror.
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admirar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (personaje, obra de arte)
a. to admire
lo admiro por su honradezI admire his honesty
ser de admirarto be admirable
2. (sorprender)
a. to amaze
me admira su descaroI can't believe his cheek
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to be amazed
admirarse de algoto be amazed at something
admirar
transitive verb
1 (estimar) to admire
admirar algo/a algn to admire sth/sb
admira a su profesor admirar a algn por algo
lo admiran por su coraje he is admired for his courage
admiran al presidente por resolver la crisis con rapidez
sus progresos son de admirar his progress is admirable
2 (contemplar) [+cuadro, panorama] to admire
admiramos el paisaje desde la cima we admired the scenery from the top of the hill
en el museo se pueden admirar bellas pinturas
3 (asombrar) to amaze; astonish
su descaro admiró a todos everyone was amazed o astonished at o by his nerve; me admira tu ingenuidad your ingenuity amazes o astonishes me; no es de admirar que haya triunfado it's hardly surprising that she has won
pronominal verb
admirarse (asombrarse) to be amazed; be astonished
se admiraron de mi forma de enfocar el tema me admiré de la violencia del espectáculo se admiró de saberlo
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