antojarse
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antojarse(
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toh
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hahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to have a strong desire for)
a. to feel like
A la novia de Julián se le antojó comer cangrejo y nadie pudo convencerla de comer otra cosa.Julian's girlfriend felt like eating crab, and nobody could persuade her to have something different.
b. to have a craving for
A Iván se le antojó de repente tomar cerveza y no paró hasta no conseguirla.Ivan had a sudden craving for beer, and he didn't stop until getting some.
c. to want
Esos niños siempre hacen lo que se les antoja.Those children always do as they want.
2.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to appear to be)
a. to seem
Los días que pasaron hasta el fin de semana se les antojaron eternos.The days that passed until the weekend seemed endless to them.
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antojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (capricho)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se le antojaron esos zapatosshe fancied those shoes
se le ha antojado ir al cinehe felt like going to the cinema
cuando se me antojewhen I feel like it
2. (posibilidad)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se me antoja que…I have a feeling that…
3. (apetecer)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to feel like, to want
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antojarse
pronominal verb
1 (apetecer)
antojársele a algn algo to take a fancy to sth; want sth; se me antoja una cervecita I could go for a nice beer; antojársele a algn hacer algo to have a mind to do sth; se le antojó ir al cine he took it into his head to go to the cinema; no se le antojó decir otra cosa it didn't occur to him to say anything else; no se me antoja ir I don't feel like going
2 (parecer)
antojarse que to imagine that; se me antoja que no estará I have the feeling that he won't be in; ¿cómo se le antoja esto? how does this seem to you?
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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