dar a entender

dar a entender(
dahr
 
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ehn
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tehn
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dehr
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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. (general)
a. to imply
El presidente dio a entender que se reelegirá el próximo año.The president implied that he will be reelected next year.
b. to suggest
La noticia dio a entender que habrá un aumento en el precio de la gasolina.The news suggested that there'll be an increase in the price of gas.
c. to insinuate
Mario me dio a entender que quiere que vivamos juntos.Mario insinuated that we should move in together.
d. to lead...to believe
La escritora da a entender al lector que habrá una secuela.The author leads the reader to believe that there'll be a sequel.
e. to give to understand
Me dieron a entender que el director va a jubilarse dentro de poco.I was given to understand that the director will be retiring soon.
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