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transitive verb phrase
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
1. (to go downward by)
a. to go down
El niño se reía contento mientras bajaba por el tobogán.The child was happily laughing as he was going down the slide.
b. to come down
Al mirar hacia arriba, vi que un pastor y sus ovejas bajaban por la ladera de la montaña.When I looked up, I saw that a shepherd and his sheep were coming down the mountainside.
c. to walk down (on foot)
Es solo un piso, así que bajaré por las escaleras.It's just one floor, so I'll walk down the stairs.
d. to drive down (vehicle)
Para llegar a la plaza, tenemos que bajar por esta calle porque la siguiente es de sentido único.To get to the square, we have to drive down this street because the following one is a one-way street.
e. to take (the stairs)
¿Bajamos por las escaleras? - Yo prefiero bajar en el ascensor.Shall we take the stairs? - I prefer to take the elevator.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
El auto bajaba por la cuesta cuando patinó en el hielo.The car was going downhill when it skidded on the ice.
Cuando bajábamos por la cuesta, nos encontramos con Miguel que la subía en su bici.When we were going downhill, we met Miguel who was going uphill on his bike.
2. (to go out and buy)
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