arrellanarse

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arrellanarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to lie back)
a. to sprawl
Manuela no veía la hora de llegar a su casa, quitarse los tacones y arrellanarse en el sofá.Manuela couldn't wait to get home, take her high heels off, and sprawl on the sofa.
b. to settle back
Todos los domingos por la mañana, mi papá se arrellana en su sillón a leer el periódico.Every Sunday morning, my dad settles back in his favorite armchair to read the newspaper.
c. to lounge around
En las vacaciones escolares, Alicia y sus amigas se permitían el lujo de arrellanarse y ver películas todo el día.During the school holidays, Alicia and her friends could afford to lounge around watching movies all day.
2. (to be content; used with "en")
a. to be happy in
Felix no quiere que lo transfieran a otro cargo, pues está muy arrellanado en el que tiene.Felix doesn't want to be transferred to another position because he's very happy in his current one.
b. to settle into
La mamá de Sonia esperaba que su hija pronto se arrellanara en su primer puesto.Sonia's mom hoped her daughter would soon settle into her first job.
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arrellanarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to settle back
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arrellanarse
arrellenarse
pronominal verb
1 (ponerse cómodo) to lounge; sprawl
arrellanarse en el asiento to lie back in one's chair
2 (en un trabajo) to be happy in one's work
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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