aparejar
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aparejar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arrange)
a. to get ready
Los organizadores se encargan de aparejar el congreso.The organizers are in charge of getting the conference ready.
b. to prepare
Mis padres aparejaron una fiesta sorpresa para mi hermana.My parents prepared a surprise party for my sister.
2. (to bridle)
a. to harness
Los jinetes están aparejando a sus caballos.The riders are harnessing their horses.
b. to saddle
Para montar en el caballo, hay que aparejarlo primero.In order to ride the horse, you have to saddle him first.
3. (nautical)
a. to rig
Vamos a aparejar el balandro pequeño con una vela latina.We're going to rig the small sloop with a lateen.
b. to rig out
Habían aparejado el yate con la última tecnología de navegación.They had rigged out the yacht with the latest navigation technology.
aparejarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to get dressed up)
a. to get ready
Mi hermana tardó una hora en aparejarse para la fiesta.It took one hour for my sister to get ready for the party.
5. (to prepare with equipment)
a. to equip oneself
Los excursionistas se aparejaron para un fin de semana en la montaña.The hikers equipped themselves for a weekend in the mountains.
6. (to reproduce)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to mate
Estas aves vienen a estar parte del mundo para aparejarse.These birds come to this of the world to mate.
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aparejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (preparar)
a. to get ready, to prepare
2. (caballerías)
a. to harness
3. (nautical)
a. to rig (out)
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aparejar
transitive verb
(preparar) to prepare; get ready; [+caballo] to saddle; harness; (Náutica) to fit out; rig out; [+lienzo] to size; prime;
pronominal verb
aparejarse
1 (prepararse) to get ready; (equiparse) to equip o.s.
2 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) to mate; pair
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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