darle vueltas

darle vueltas(
dahr
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leh
 
bwehl
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tahs
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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 think about it)
a. to turn it over in one's mind
¿Vas a dimitir? - No paro de darle vueltas, pero no soy capaz de tomar una decisión.Are you going to resign? - I keep turning it over in my mind, but I can't make a decision.
b. to think about it
He estado dándole vueltas y he llegado a la conclusión de que tenemos que vender la casa.I've been thinking about it and have come to the conclusion that we need to sell the house.
c. to worry about it
No le des vueltas. Es un problema sin solución.Stop worrying about it. It's an unsolvable problem.
d. to agonize about it
Piensa en otra cosa. Darle vueltas no te va a servir de nada.Think about something else. Agonizing about it won't help.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Tú crees que les ofendí? - ¿Todavía le estás dando vueltas a eso?Do you think I upset them? - Are you still thinking about that?
María le dio vueltas al problema hasta que encontró una solución.Maria turned the problem over in her mind until she found a solution.
2. (to rotate it)
a. to turn it
¿Ves esa manivela? Tienes que darle vueltas hasta haber molido todo el café.Do you see that handle? You have to keep turning it until you've ground all the coffee.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Para abrir la cámara de compresión, hay que darle vueltas a esta rueda.To open the compression chamber, you need to turn this wheel.
Dale vueltas a la tuerca en el sentido de las agujas del reloj.Turn the nut clockwise.
3. (to go round)
a. to spin round
Pablo había bebido mucho, y empezó a darle vueltas la habitación.Pablo had drunk a lot, and the room started spinning round.
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