cepillarse los dientes

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cepillarse los dientes(
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to brush one's teeth
Si no te cepillas los dientes, se te harán caries.If you don't brush your teeth, you'll get tooth decay.
Dile a Juancito que se cepille los dientes antes de irse a la cama.Tell Juancito to brush his teeth before going to bed.
cepillar los dientes
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
2. (to clean; used with "de")
a. to brush someone's teeth
Hay que cepillar los dientes del bebé con suavidad.You need to brush the baby's teeth gently.
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