clear the table

clear the table(
klir
 
thuh
 
tey
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buhl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. recoge la mesa
A word or 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. quita la mesa
A word or 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.
c. despeja la mesa
A word or 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.
d. levanta la mesa
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
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.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. recojan la mesa (plural)
Boys, please clear the table before doing your homework.Niños, por favor recojan la mesa antes de hacer la tarea.
b. quiten la mesa (plural)
Clear the table before you go out.Quiten la mesa antes de salir.
c. despejen la mesa (plural)
Clear the table so I can set up my work on it.Despejen la mesa para que pueda poner mi trabajo en ella.
d. levanten la mesa (plural)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
You need to help at home. Clear the table, at least.Hay que ayudar en casa. Levanten la mesa, por lo menos.
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
3. (to remove 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. 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!
c. despejar la mesa
Mom cooks and dad clears the table.Mi madre cocina y mi padre despeja la mesa.
d. levantar la mesa
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
(Southern Cone)
Why do the girls always have to clear the table?¿Por qué las niñas siempre tienen que levantar la mesa?
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