Presentellos/ellas/ustedesconjugation ofafear.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to ruin the beauty of)
a. to make ugly
Tanta cirugía estética acabó por afearla.All the cosmetic surgery ended up making her ugly.
b. to make look ugly
No te pongas ese sombrero. Te afea.Don't wear that hat. It makes you look ugly.
c. to spoil
Los aerogeneradores son muy útiles pero afean el paisaje.Wind turbines are very useful but they spoil the landscape.
d. to disfigure
Pienso que el bótox le afeó el rostro.I think the Botox disfigured her face.
2. (to denounce)
a. to condemn
Afeamos la conducta que tuvieron esos revoltosos durante la ceremonia.We condemn the behavior of those troublemakers during the ceremony.
b. to censure
El gerente afeó el trato descortés del mesero y nos pidió perdón.The manager censured the waiter's rudeness and apologized to us.
c. to criticize
Mi esposa afeó la mala actitud que tuve con su amiga.My wife criticized the bad attitude I showed towards her friend.
d. to criticise (United Kingdom)
La prensa afeó su discurso porque estaba plagado de comentarios racistas.The press criticised his speech because it was full of racist remarks.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to lose its beauty)
a. to become ugly
La ciudad se afeó y se volvió más peligrosa en la última década.The city has become ugly and more dangerous in the last decade.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
La actriz se afeó cuando se convirtió en drogadicta.The actress lost her looks when she became a drug addict.
Todos nos afeamos con el tiempo.We all lose our looks in time.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to make ugly, to scar
afear a alguien su conductato condemn somebody's behavior
transitive verb
1 (hacer feo) to make ugly; disfigure
los errores que afean el texto the mistakes which disfigure the text
2 (censurar) to condemn; censure
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