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intransitive verb phrase
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
1. (to not be able to leave)
a. estar encallado
I have a flat tire and I'm stranded in the middle of nowhere.Tengo una llanta pinchada y estoy encallado en medio de la nada.
b. estar embarrancado
The sailors were stranded on an island for four days.Los marineros estuvieron embarrancados en una isla durante cuatro días.
c. estar varado
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
I was stranded in the Berlin airport because my flight was cancelled.Estaba varada en el aeropuerto de Berlín porque se canceló mi vuelo.
2. (to be abandoned)
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
My friends left the dance early, and I was stranded there with my date.Mis amigos se fueron del baile temprano y me abandonaron con mi pareja.
The teacher counted the students wrong, and two were stranded at the museum.El profesor contó mal a los estudiantes y dejaron abandonados a dos en el museo.
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