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Presentconjugation ofchafar.
Presentvosconjugation ofchafar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make flat)
a. to flatten
¡Te sentaste sobre la caja de bombones y la chafaste!You sat on the chocolate box and you flattened it!
b. to mash
Chafa las bananas y agrégales el huevo batido.Mash the bananas, and add a beaten egg.
c. to crush
Coloca la hoja del cuchillo plana sobre el diente de ajo para chafarlo.Place the blade of the knife flat on the garlic clove to crush it.
2. (to mark with wrinkles)
a. to wrinkle
Trata de no chafar tu vestido de novia, querida. Al menos hasta salir de la iglesia.Try not to wrinkle your wedding dress, dear. At least, until you leave the church.
3. (to wreck)
a. to spoil
¡Vamos, Luciana, termínala! Nos estás chafando la noche con tu malhumor.Come on, Luciana, stop it. You're spoiling our evening with your bad mood.
b. to ruin
El pronóstico del tiempo dice que viene tormenta. - ¡Ay no! Eso nos va a chafar los planes.The weather forecast says a storm is coming. - Oh no! That's going to ruin our plans!
c. to mess up
Ese espantoso rascacielos nos chafó la vista que solíamos tener desde aquí.That horrible skyscraper has messed up the view we used to have from here.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to squash)
a. to leave speechless
El comentario de Fernando sobre el aspecto de Marisa fue muy grosero, pero la respuesta de ella lo chafó. ¡Se lo tenía merecido!Fernando's remarks on Marisa's looks was really rude, but her reply left him speechless. He had it coming!
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (aplastar)
a. to flatten
2. (arrugar)
a. to crease
3. (colloquial)
a. to spoil, to ruin
el robo nos chafó las vacacionesthe robbery ruined our holiday
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (colloquial)
a. to be ruined
transitive verb
1 (aplastar) [+pelo] to flatten; [+ropa] to crumple; crease; [+patatas] to mash
2 [+persona]
chafar o dejar chafado a algn to crush sb; take the wind out of sb's sails (familiar); quedó chafado he was speechless
3 (estropear) to ruin; spoil
chafar las vacaciones a algn to ruin sb's holidays; le chafaron el negocio they messed up the deal for him
4 (S. Cone) (engañar) to hoax; deceive
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