apetecer
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apetecer(
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peh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to want)
a. to feel like
Me apetecen unos tacos de cena.I feel like having some tacos for dinner.
b. to fancy (United Kingdom)
¿Te apetecen las arepas con carne o con queso?Do you fancy corn cakes with meat or cheese?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be appealing)
a. to feel like
Me apetece más quedarme en la cama que ir al trabajo.I feel like staying in bed more than going to work.
b. fancy (United Kingdom)
No me apetece salir con este frío.I don't fancy going out in this cold.
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apetecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿te apetece un café?do you fancy a coffee?
me apetece salirI feel like going out
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
tenían todo cuanto apetecíanthey had everything they wanted
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apetecer
transitive verb
1 (desear) to crave; long for
2 (atraer)
me apetece un helado I feel like o I fancy an ice cream; ¿te apetece? how about it?; would you like to?
intransitive verb
la idea no apetece the idea has no appeal o is not very attractive; un vaso de jerez siempre apetece a glass of sherry is always welcome
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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