afligir
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afligir(
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flee
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heer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to bother)
a. to upset
Si me dices qué es lo que te aflige, tal vez te pueda ayudar.If you tell me what's upsetting you, I may be able to help.
b. to distress
La pérdida de su trabajo afligió mucho a Sandra.Sandra was really distressed by the loss of her job.
2. (to cause harm to)
a. to afflict
La pobreza y las enfermedades afligen a millones de personas en el mundo.Poverty and disease afflict millions of people around the world.
afligirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to be distressed)
a. to get upset
No te aflijas por ese problema, que ya pasará.Don't get upset about the problem; it will pass.
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afligir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (causar daño)
a. to afflict
2. (causar pena)
a. to distress
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to be distressed
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afligir
transitive verb
1 (afectar) to afflict; (apenar) to pain; distress
2 (Latinoamérica) (golpear) to beat; hit
pronominal verb
afligirse to get upset
no te aflijas don't get upset; don't upset yourself (over it); no te aflijas tanto you mustn't let it affect you like this; don't get so worked up (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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