criticar
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criticar(
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to censure)
a. to criticize
El líder de la oposición criticó severamente las medidas gubernamentales.The government measures were severely criticized by the leader of the opposition.
b. to criticise (United Kingdom)
¿Es que siempre tienes que criticar cualquier decisión que tomo?Do you always have to criticise any decision I make?
2. (to speak badly about)
a. to criticize
Siempre que voy a su casa, están criticando a alguien.Whenever I go to their place, they're criticizing someone.
b. to criticise (United Kingdom)
En cuanto el jefe se dio la vuelta, todos se pusieron a criticarlo.As soon as the boss left the office, everyone started criticising him.
3. (fine arts)
a. to review
Una revista musical me ha pedido que critique el nuevo álbum de U2.I've been asked to review the new U2 album by a musical magazine.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to talk behind someone's back)
a. to gossip
La mujeres del pueblo no tienen nada mejor que hacer que criticar.The women in town have nothing better to do than gossip.
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criticar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (censurar)
a. to criticize
2. (enjuiciar; literatura, arte)
a. to review
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to gossip
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criticar
transitive verb
1 (censurar) to criticize
la actuación de la policía fue criticada por la oposición the police behaviour was criticized by the opposition
2 (hablar mal)
siempre está criticando a la gente he's always criticizing people; he's always finding fault with people
3 (Arte) (Literat) (Teat) [+libro, obra] to review
intransitive verb
to gossip
está todo el día criticando
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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