contar historias

contar historias(
kohn
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tahr
 
ees
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toh
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ryahs
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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. (to tell narratives)
a. to tell stories
Por las noches, nos reuníamos alrededor de la hoguera y contábamos historias.In the evenings, we'd gather around the bonfire and tell stories.
2. (to gossip)
a. to tell tales
No me gusta que la gente cuente historias de los demás. Cada uno debe ocuparse de sus asuntos.I don't like people to tell tales about others. Each one should mind their own business.
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
3. (to tell narratives)
a. to tell stories
Mi abuelo disfruta contándonos historias de su juventud.My grandfather enjoys telling us stories from his youth.
4. (to tell gossip)
a. to tell tales
Margarita siempre me está contando historias de su nuera.Margarita is always telling me tales about her daughter-in-law.
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