ajar
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ajar(
uh
-
jar
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (slightly open)
a. entreabierto
My daughter left the freezer door ajar last night and the ice melted.Mi hija dejó entreabierta la puerta del congelador anoche y el hielo se derritió.
b. entornado
It's better to leave the door ajar for the air to circulate.Mejor dejar la puerta entornada para que circule el aire.
c. entrecerrado
The door was ajar and I could see my mother moving around in the kitchen.La puerta estaba entrecerrada y podía ver a mi madre moverse por la cocina.
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ajar [əˈdʒɑːʳ]
adverb
entreabierto
to leave the door ajar dejar entreabierta la puerta; no cerrar completamente la puerta; entrecerrar la puerta; (Méx)
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ajar
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ajar(
ah
-
hahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to deteriorate)
a. to wear out
El paso del tiempo había ajado el papel de la carta, que apenas podía leerse.Time had worn out the letter, which could hardly be read.
2. (to wilt)
a. to wither
Las altas temperaturas marchitaron las flores que plantamos ayer en el jardín.High temperatures withered the flowers we planted yesterday in our backyard.
3. (to crease)
a. to wrinkle
Las largas horas al sol le habían ajado la piel.So many long hours in the sun had wrinkled her skin.
b. to crumple
No me gusta usar el secarropas porque aja la ropa.I don't like to use the dryer because it crumples my clothes.
ajarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to be ruined)
a. to become deteriorated
Tuvieron que restaurar el cuadro porque el lienzo se había ajado.The painting had to be restored because the canvas had become deteriorated.
b. to fade
De joven mi abuela era muy guapa, pero su belleza se ha ajado.When my grandmother was young she was very pretty, but her beauty has faded.
5. (to wilt)
a. to fade
Las margaritas que te regalé se ajaron porque no las regaste.The daisies I gave you faded because you didn't water them.
b. to wither
Las plantas no se ajarán si las cuidas bien.The plants won't wither if you take good care of them.
6. (to become creased)
a. to get wrinkled
Mis manos se han ajado con el paso de los años.My hands got wrinkled over the years.
b. to get creased
La falda de seda se ajó por no colgarla en una percha.The silk skirt got creased because you didn't hang it.
c. to get crumpled
Después de tantas horas en la valija, las camisas se ajaron y ahora tengo que plancharlas.After so many hours in a suitcase, the shirts got crumpled and now I have to iron them.
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ajar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (flores)
a. to wither, to cause to fade
2. (piel)
a. to wrinkle
3. (colores)
a. to cause to fade
4. (ropa)
a. to wear out
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (flores)
a. to fade, to wither
6. (piel)
a. to wrinkle, to become wrinkled
7. (belleza, juventud)
a. to fade
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ajar
garlic field; garlic patch
ajar
transitive verb
1 (arrugar) to crumple; crush
2 (despreciar) to abuse; disparage
pronominal verb
ajarse (arrugarse) [+piel] to get wrinkled; [+planta] to wither; fade; [+chaqueta, vestido] to get crumpled;
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Phrases with "ajar"
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driver door ajar
puerta del conductor abierta
gate ajar
puerta abierta
trunk ajar
maletero entreabierto
door ajar
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rear hatch ajar
maletero abierto
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