asombrar
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asombrar(
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sohm
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brahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to surprise)
a. to amaze
El gran tamaño del perro asombra a todo el que lo ve.The dog's big size amazes everyone who sees him.
b. to astonish
Los vistas de los fiordos asombraron a todos los turistas.The views of the fjords astonished all the tourists.
2. (to make darker)
a. to darken
El pintor asombró el color con un poco de negro.The painter darkened the color with a little bit of black.
asombrarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to be astounded)
a. to be amazed
Me asombré con la hermosa voz del cantante.I was amazed by the singer's beautiful voice.
b. to be astonished
Todos se asombraron con los excelentes resultados del grupo.Everyone was astonished with the group's excellent results.
c. to be surprised
El entrenador se asombró cuando su equipo ganó la final.The coach was surprised when his team won the finals.
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asombrar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (causar admiración)
a. to amaze
2. (causar sorpresa)
a. to surprise
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (sentir admiración)
a. to be amazed
4. (sentir sorpresa)
a. to be surprised
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asombrar
transitive verb
1 (extrañar) to amaze; astonish
nos asombra ese repentino cambio we are amazed o astonished at this sudden change
me asombra su capacidad lógica me asombró su exquisita educació
me asombra verte trabajar tanto I'm amazed o astonished to see you working so hard; este chico no deja de asombrarme that boy never ceases to amaze me; a mí ya nada me asombra nothing surprises me any more
2 (hacer sombra) to shade
3 (oscurecer) [+color] to darken
4 (asustar) to frighten
pronominal verb
asombrarse
1 (extrañarse) to be amazed; be astonished
me asombré con o de su extraña reacción I was amazed o astonished by his strange reaction
nos asombramos de su belleza
se asombró (de) que lo supieras she was amazed o astonished that you knew; no me asombro por o de nada nothing surprises me
2 (asustarse) to take fright
3 (Centroamérica) (desmayarse) to faint
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