A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to swallow the wrong way)
a. to choke
Mi padre vio que me atraganté con la comida y me hizo la maniobra de Heimlich.My father performed the Heimlich maneuver on me when he saw me choking on food.
2. (to forget what one is saying)
a. to lose one's train of thought
Me atraganté, así que tuve que dar la explicación otra vez desde cero.I lost my train of thought, so I had to start my explanation all over again.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to dislike)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El padre de mi novio se me atraganta. Es racista y homófobo.I can't stomach my boyfriend's father. He's racist and homophobic.
Al principio, Lucas se me había atragantado, pero ahora me cae bien.I couldn't stand Lucas at the beginning, but now I like him.
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (general)
a. to choke
2. (fig)
se me ha atragantado este libro/tipoI can't stand that book/guy
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pronominal verb
1 (al comer) to choke;con on; swallow the wrong way
me atraganté con una espina I choked on a fish bone; I got a fish bone stuck in my throat; se me atragantó una miga de pan a crumb went down the wrong way
2 (al hablar) to lose the thread of what one is saying
3 (caer mal)
el tío ese se me atraganta that guy gets up my nose (familiar); I can't stomach that guy (familiar)
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