calmarse

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calmarse(
kahl
-
mahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to become calm)
a. to calm down
Si te calmas y hablas más despacio, tal vez entienda lo que tratas de decirme.If you calm down and speak slowly, I may understand what you are trying to say.
2. (weather)
a. to calm down
No podemos salir a navegar hasta que se calme el mar.We can't go sailing until the sea has calmed down.
b. to calm
Espero que se calmen pronto el viento y las olas.I hope the wind and waves will calm soon.
c. to quiet down
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La tormenta esta comenzando a calmarse; ya dejó de tronar.The storm is beginning to quiet down; it's no longer thundering.
3. (to get better)
a. to ease
Gracias por las pastillas; me parece que el dolor empieza a calmarse.Thanks for the pills; I think the pain is beginning to ease.
calmar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to pacify)
a. to calm
Una caminata por el bosque es de lo mejor para calmar los nervios.A walk in the woods is great to calm your nerves.
b. to calm down
Haz algo para calmar a tu perro; está asustando a mi gato.Please do something to calm your dog down; he's scaring my cat.
5. (to alleviate)
a. to relieve
El doctor me recetó analgésicos para calmar el dolor de espalda.The doctor prescribed painkillers to relieve my back pain.
b. to soothe
¿Qué puedo hacer para calmar las encías inflamadas de mi bebé?What can I do to soothe my baby's inflamed gums?
c. to quench (thirst)
Quisiera un vaso de agua fría para calmar esta sed que tengo.I would love a glass of cold water to quench my thirst.
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calmar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (mitigar)
a. to relieve
2. (tranquilizar)
a. to calm, to soothe
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (persona, ánimos)
a. to calm down
4. (dolor, tempestad)
a. to abate
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calmar
transitive verb
1 (relajar) [+persona] to calm (down); [+ánimos] to calm; [+nervios] to calm; steady
intenté calmarla pero seguía llorando I tried to calm her down but she kept crying; estas pastillas le ayudarán a calmar la ansiedad these pills will help reduce o relieve your anxiety
esto le ayudará a calmar la ansiedad
esta medida calmará la tensión en el país this measure will reduce tension in the country
2 (aliviar) [+dolor, picor] to relieve; [+tos] to soothe; [+sed] to quench
pronominal verb
calmarse
1 [+persona] to calm down
¡cálmese! calm down!
2 (Meteorología) [+viento] to drop; [+olas] to calm down
calmarse las aguas
las aguas se calmarán tras las elecciones things will quieten down after the elections
3 (Economía) [+mercado] to settle down
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