dar la lata
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dar la lata(
dahr
 
lah
 
lah
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tah
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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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bother)
a. to be a pain
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Vete a jugar con tu hermano y deja de dar la lata.Go play with your brother and stop being a pain.
b. to be a nuisance
Como sigas dando la lata, te castigo sin salir esta tarde.If you keep being a nuisance, I'll ground you this afternoon.
c. to make a nuisance of oneself
¿Por qué tienes que estar siempre dando la lata?Why do you always have to make a nuisance of yourself?
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
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to bother)
a. to pester
Lleva toda la semana dándome la lata para que lo lleve al cine, y ahora dice que no quiere ir.He's been pestering me all week to take him to the cinema, and he now says he doesn't want to go.
b. to bug
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No te voy a comprar chicles, así que deja de darme la lata.I'm not going to buy you any chewing gum, so stop bugging me.
c. to go on at
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Siempre me están dando la lata para que vaya a visitarlos al campo, y yo ya me quedé sin excusas.They're always going on at me to go and visit them in the country, and I've now run out of excuses.
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