chocar con(
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. (to run into)
a. to collide with
El Titanic chocó con un iceberg.The Titanic collided with an iceberg.
b. to crash into
Hubo un accidente a la vuelta de la esquina: un auto chocó con un autobús.There was an accident round the corner - a car crashed into a bus.
c. to bump into
Me choqué con la mesa y me lastimé un dedo del pie.I bumped into the table and hurt my toe.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
(to disagree with)
a. to run counter to
En algunas culturas, el empoderamiento de la mujer choca con prácticas y tradiciones de profundo arraigo.In some cultures, women empowerment runs counter to deeply entrenched practices and traditions.
b. to be at odds with
Los intereses de las mineras chocan con la protección del medio ambiente.Mining companies' interests are at odds with environmental protection.
c. to clash with
Andrea suele chocar con sus amigas porque tiene ideas muy conservadorasAndrea often clashes with her friends because she holds highly conservative views.
3. (to face)
a. to come up against
La propuesta de reforma del gobierno chocó con una importante resistencia.The government's reform proposal came up against significance resistance.
chocarse con
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
4. (to come across by accident)
a. to bump into
Me choqué con tu hermana en la biblioteca.I bumped into your sister in the library.
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