apagar la luz

An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to put the light off)
a. to turn the light off
¿Subimos la persiana y apagamos la luz?Shall we raise the blind and turn the light off?
b. to switch the light off
Apaga la luz, por favor, que tengo un dolor de cabeza espantoso.Switch the light off, please. I have a splitting headache.
c. to put the light out
Pensé que te habías quedado dormida y venía solo a apagarte la luz.I thought you'd fallen asleep and came just to put the light out.
d. to turn off the light
No olvides apagar la luz de la entrada antes de irte a acostar.Don't forget to turn off the light in the hall before going to bed.
e. to switch off the light
Si apagas la luz que tienes a la derecha, veremos mucho mejor la pantalla.If you switch off the light on your right, we'll be able to see the screen much better.
f. to put out the light
Fui a apagar la luz y me dio una descarga eléctrica.I tried to put out the light and got an electric shock.
apagarse la luz
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (of a light, to switch off by itself)
a. to go out
Se apagó la luz porque se habían fundido los plomos.The light went out because the fuses had blown.
b. to go off
Esa luz se enciende sola cuando detecta movimiento.That light goes on by itself when it detects movement.
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