brindar
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brindar(
breen
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dahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a toast)
a. to toast
Después del discurso del padrino de boda, los invitados brindaron por los recién casados.After the best man's speech, the guests toasted to the newlyweds.
Los oficiales brindaron por el general que los llevó a la victoria.The officers toasted to the general that took them to victory.
b. to drink a toast
Quiero brindar por esta nueva oportunidad.I'd like to drink a toast to this new opportunity.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to give freely)
a. to offer
Mis padres me brindaron su casa de vacaciones para el fin de semana.My parents offered me their vacation home for the weekend.
b. to give
Mi tío me brindó un nuevo libro para leer.My uncle gave me a new book to read.
c. to afford
El curso brinda a los estudiantes varias herramientas para mejorar su inglés.The course affords learners various tools to improve their English.
3. (bullfighting)
a. to dedicate
Te voy a brindar un toro, mi amor. - Mejor perdona al toro y cómprame unas flores.I'm going to dedicate a bull to you, my love. - Spare the bull and buy me some flowers.
brindarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to volunteer)
a. to offer
El profesor se brinda a ayudar a los alumnos después de clase.The teacher is offering to help students after class.
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brindar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to drink a toast
brindar por algo/alguiento drink to something/somebody
brindar a la salud de alguiento drink to somebody's health
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. to offer
me brindó su casahe offered me the use of his house
el ayuntamiento brindó todos los medios a su disposiciónthe town council made available all the means at its disposal
quiero agradecer la confianza que me brindanI would like to thank you for the confidence you are showing in me
brindar el triunfo a alguiento dedicate one's victory to somebody
su visita me brindó la ocasión de conocerlo mejorhis visit gave me the opportunity to get to know him better
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
brindarse a hacer algoto offer to do something
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brindar
transitive verb
1 (ofrecer) to offer; afford
los árboles brindaban sombra the trees afforded shade; brindar a algn (con) algo to offer sth to sb; le brinda la ocasión it gives o affords him the opportunity; bríndame un cigarro give me a cigarette; me brindó una copa he bought me a drink
2 (dedicar) to dedicate;a to
intransitive verb
brindar por algn/algo to drink to sb/sth; toast sb/sth; brindaron por los novios they drank a toast to the newly-weds; ¡brindemos por la unidad! here's to unity!
pronominal verb
brindarse
brindarse a hacer algo to offer to do sth; se brindó a ayudarme he offered to help me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "brindar"
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contigo siempre hay motivos para brindar
with you, there are always reasons to toast
brindar por
to toast to
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