chocar contra
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chocar contra(
choh
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kahr
 
kohn
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trah
)
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 hit)
a. to crash into
El conductor perdió el control, y el camión chocó contra una pared.The driver lost control, and the truck crashed into a wall.
b. to collide with
El chico iba mirando su celular y chocó contra una señora que estaba parada en la acera.The boy was walking and looking at his cellphone and collided with a lady that was standing on the sidewalk.
chocarse contra
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
2. (to hit)
a. to crash into
Se quedó dormida conduciendo y se chocó contra un árbol.She fell asleep while driving and crashed into a tree.
b. to collide with
Me choqué contra la columna porque iba mirando hacia atrás.I collided with the column because I was looking backward.
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