chuparse el dedo

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chuparse el dedo(
choo
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pahr
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seh
 
ehl
 
deh
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doh
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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. (to hold one's thumb in one's mouth)
a. to suck one's thumb
¡Qué lindo ese bebé! Mira, ahora se está chupando el dedo.That baby is really cute! Look, he's sucking his thumb now.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be naive)
a. to be born yesterday
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
¿Dices que esa falda te costó solo €20? ¿Tú crees que yo me chupo el dedo?Are you saying that skirt was only €20? Do you think I was born yesterday?
b. to be a fool
Claro que el profesor se dio cuenta de que copiaste en el examen. No se chupa el dedo, ¿sabes?Of course the teacher realized you'd been copying in the exam. He isn't a fool, you know?
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