apasionar

apasionar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to be very keen on)
a. to be passionate about
Me apasionan tantas cosas que me cuesta decidirme por una carrera universitaria.I'm passionate about so many things that I find it difficult to decide on a college major.
b. to love
Si tanto te apasiona cantar, ¿por qué no tomas lecciones de canto?If you love singing so much, why don't you take singing lessons?
c. to be crazy about
A mi papá le apasiona la cocina japonesa.My dad is crazy about Japanese cuisine.
d. to be mad about
A mí no es que me apasione la playa, pero mis hijos se lo pasan tan bien.I'm not what you would call mad about the beach, but my children enjoy it so much.
e. to fascinate
Es de la clase de artista que apasiona a los jóvenes e irrita profundamente a los mayores.He's the kind of artist who fascinates the young and thoroughly irritates older people.
apasionarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become very keen on; used with "por" or "con")
a. to become passionate about
Posiblemente la clave del éxito esté en apasionarse por lo que uno hace.The key to success may lie in becoming passionate about what you do.
b. to get excited about
Cuando te apasionas con algo, el tiempo pasa volando.When you get excited about something, time flies.
3. (to be very keen on; used with "por" or "con")
a. to have a passion for
Me apasiono por sus novelas desde que era niño.I've had a passion for his novels since I was a child.
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apasionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to fascinate
le apasiona la músicahe's mad about music
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to get excited
apasionarse porto be mad about
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apasionar
transitive verb
1 (entusiasmar)
le apasiona el teatro de Shakespeare he loves Shakespeare's plays; le apasionan los ordenadores he's mad about computers; el grupo que apasiona a las quinceañeras the group the teenagers are mad about; a mí el fútbol no me apasiona I'm not exactly passionate about football
es una lectura que apasiona es un estudio que apasiona
2 (afligir) to afflict; torment
pronominal verb
apasionarse to get excited
cuando habla de literatura se apasiona she gets very excited when she talks about literature; apasionarse con algo to get excited about sth
el país entero se apasionó con el campeonato
apasionarse por algo: se apasionó por la idea de una Europa única he became very excited by the idea of a United Europe
le llevó a apasionarse por la física me apasioné por los libros
apasionarse por algn to fall madly in love with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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