clear the table
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clear the table(
klir
 
thuh
 
tey
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buhl
)
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
1. (take things off the table after eating)
a. recoger la mesa
Dinner was great! I'll help clear the table.¡La cena estuvo fantástica! Ayudaré a recoger la mesa.
b. limpiar la mesa
Could you please help me clear the table?¿Me puedes ayudar a limpiar la mesa?
c. quitar la mesa
There are so many dishes! It will take forever to clear the table!¡Hay muchísimos platos! ¡Llevará una eternidad quitar la mesa!
d. levantar la mesa
Why do the girls always have to clear the table?¿Por qué las niñas siempre tienen que levantar la mesa?
e. despejar la mesa
Mom cooks and dad clears the table.Mi madre cocina y mi padre despeja la mesa.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. recoge la mesa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Please help your mother and clear the table.Por favor, ayuda a tu madre y recoge la mesa.
b. limpia la mesa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Clear the table, please. It's not fair if you just sit there.Limpia la mesa, por favor. No es justo que te quedes ahí sentado.
c. quita la mesa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Clear the table, and I'll wash the dishes.Quita la mesa y yo lavaré los platos.
d. levanta la mesa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Please clear the table. You didn't take out the garbage this week, and you need to do something.Por favor, levanta la mesa. No sacaste la basura esta semana y tienes que hacer algo.
e. despeja la mesa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Clear the table, please. We can't leave these dishes sitting out all night again.Despeja la mesa, por favor. No podemos dejar estos platos toda la noche otra vez.
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