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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to boast; often used with "about" and "of")
a. jactarse de
David is always bragging about being the fastest player on the team.David siempre se anda jactando de ser el jugador más rápido del equipo.
Patricia loves to brag about how smart she is, but I have better grades.A Patricia le encanta jactarse de cuán inteligente es, pero yo tengo mejores notas.
b. presumir
What do you think of Alberto? - I can't stand him; he's always bragging.¿Qué opinas de Alberto? - No lo aguanto; siempre está presumiendo.
c. alardear de
Stop bragging about your fortune in front of poor people!¡Deja de alardear de tu fortuna frente a los pobres!
d. fanfarronear sobre
Dave's always bragging about how much his parents earn.Dave siempre fanfarronea sobre cuánto ganan sus padres.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to boast)
a. jactarse de
He's a mediocre actor who won't stop bragging that he starred in a Hollywood movie.Es un actor mediocre que no para de jactarse de que actuó en una película de Hollywood.
b. presumir de
Joey's always bragging that he's dated lots of girls.Joey siempre presume de haber salido con muchas chicas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (boastful talk)
a. 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).
Congratulations on winning the game, but you don't have to do a brag on it.Te felicito por ganar el partido, pero no tienes que hacer una fanfarronada al respecto.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. jactarse
brag [bræɡ]
intransitive verb
jactarse; fanfarronear;about, of de;that de que;
(boast) fanfarronada (f); bravata (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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