beber

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beber(
beh
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behr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to consume)
a. to drink
Bebo café por la mañana.I drink coffee in the morning.
2. (to imbibe)
a. to drink
Las mujeres embarazadas no deberían beber ni una copa.Pregnant women should not drink at all.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to consume liquids)
a. to drink
¿Tiene algo para beber?Do you have anything to drink?
4. (to consume alcohol)
a. to drink
Se prohibe beber en público.Drinking in public is prohibited.
beberse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to finish a drink)
a. to drink up
Bébete tu refresco y vámonos.Drink up your soda and let's go.
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beber
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (líquido)
a. to drink
2. (absorber; palabras, consejos)
a. to lap up
3. (sabiduría, información)
a. to draw, to acquire
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (tomar líquido)
a. to drink
beber de una fuenteto drink from a fountain
5. (tomar alcohol)
a. to drink
bebí más de la cuentaI had one too many
6. (brindar)
a.
beber a la salud de alguiento drink to somebody's health
beber por algoto drink to something
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beber
transitive verb
1 [+agua, leche, cerveza] to drink
¿qué quieres (de) beber? what would you like to drink?; no bebe alcohol he doesn't drink; beber algo con la lengua to lap sth up; beber algo a sorbos to sip sth; beber algo a tragos to gulp sth; gulp sth down
2 (absorber) to drink in
bebían las palabras del orador they were drinking in the speaker's words; toda su filosofía la bebió de Platón all his philosophy comes from Plato
intransitive verb
1 (gen) to drink
no debes beber y comer a la vez you shouldn't eat and drink at the same time; bebió de la botella he drank straight from the bottle
2 (beber alcohol) to drink
—¿quieres vino? —no, gracias, no bebo "would you like some wine?" — "no thanks, I don't drink"; su padre bebe muchísimo his father drinks a lot; his father is a heavy drinker; si bebes, no conduzcas don't drink and drive
beber como un cosaco to drink like a fish
3 (brindar)
beber por algo/algn to drink to sth/sb; bebimos por mi nuevo hijo we drank to my new son
pronominal verb
beberse to drink
se bebió dos vasos de agua nos bebimos toda la caja de cerveza
bébetelo que nos vamos drink up, we're going; se lo bebió todo he drank it all (up)
drinking
beber agua es bueno para la salud
disfruto con el buen beber I like a (good) drink
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