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boast(
bost
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to show off; used with "about" and "of")
a. alardear
This guy at the gym was boasting about how many pushups he could do.Este tipo en el gimnasio alardeaba de cuantas flexiones podía hacer.
b. presumir
My lab partner boasts of his intelligence, but he doesn't work very hard.Mi compañero de laboratorio presume de inteligente, pero no es muy trabajador.
c. jactarse de
I don't like to boast about my accomplishments.No me gusta jactarme de mis logros.
d. vanagloriarse
Kristen is always boasting about her good grades.Kristen siempre está vanagloriándose de sus buenas notas.
e. fanfarronear
I can't stand Javier. He never stops boasting about how great his life is.No tolero a Javier. No para de fanfarronear sobre lo maravilloso que es su vida.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to be proud of)
a. ostentar
Robert is an Olympic athlete who boasts three gold medals.Robert es un atleta olímpico que ostenta tres medallas de oro.
3. (to possess a positive quality)
a. contar con
The theater boasts the best acoustics in the city.El teatro cuenta con la mejor acústica de la ciudad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (proud claim)
a. el alarde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I think her boasts are just overcompensation for her insecurities.Creo que sus alardes son nada más que compensación por sus inseguridades.
b. la fanfarronada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her statements are not mere idle boasts.Sus afirmaciones no son meras fanfarronadas.
c. la jactancia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
How could anyone believe such an outlandish boast?¿Cómo podría alguien creer semejante jactancia disparatada?
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boast
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el jactancia f, alarde
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the school boasts a fine libraryel colegio posee una excelente biblioteca
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. alardear
it's nothing to boast about!¡no es como para estar orgulloso!
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boast [bəʊst]
noun
alarde (m)
it is his boast that ... se jacta de que ...; to be the boast of ser el orgullo de
transitive verb
(pride o.s. on) ostentar; jactarse de
intransitive verb
presumir; alardear
he boasts about or of his strength presume de fuerte; that's nothing to boast about eso no es motivo para vanagloriarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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