calm down

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calm down(
kam
 
daun
)
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.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to become more peaceful)
a. tranquilizarse
Calm down, the doctor's almost done with the check-up.Tranquilízate, el doctor ya casi acaba con la revisión.
b. calmarse
Miguel needs to calm down and not stress out over little things.Miguel debe calmarse y no estresarse por cosas poco importantes.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to calm)
a. tranquilizar
We need to calm the children down before entering the museum.Hay que tranquilizar a los niños antes de entrar al museo.
b. calmar
Can you calm the dog down?¿Puedes calmar al perro?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. tranquilízate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Calm down! It's only a spider.¡Tranquilízate! Solo es una araña.
b. tranquilícese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Calm down, Sir! The ambulance is on its way.¡Tranquilícese, señor! Ya viene la ambulancia.
4. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. tranquilícense (plural)
Calm down or we'll just go back home!¡Tranquilícense o volvemos a casa!
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calm down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person)
a. calmar, tranquilizar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (person)
a. calmarse, tranquilizarse
3. (situation)
a. calmarse
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calm down
transitive verb
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+person] tranquilizarse; calmarse; [+wind] amainar; calmarse
calm down! ¡cálmate!; ¡tranquilízate!; (to excited child) ¡tranquilízate!
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