contar un relato

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contar un relato
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 relate a story)
a. to tell a story
En su último libro, la autora nos cuenta un relato basado en una experiencia real.In her last book, the author tells us a story based on a real experience.
b. to tell a tale
La abuela les contó un relato a sus nietos sobre una bruja buena.The grandmother told her grandchildren a tale about a good witch.
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
2. (to relate a story)
a. to tell a story
Contar un relato de forma que interese e intrigue a los que nos escuchan no es tarea fácil.Telling a story in a way that interests and intrigues our listeners is no easy task.
b. to tell a tale
Escribir una novela no es ni más ni menos que contar un relato.Writing a novel is nothing more or less than telling a tale.
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