darse vuelta

darse vuelta(
dahr
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bwehl
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to face in the opposite direction)
a. to turn around
Date vuelta para que te vea bien el vestido.Turn around so I can see your dress properly.
b. to turn round (United Kingdom)
Si te das vuelta, te cierro la cremallera.If you turn round, I'll zip you up.
dar vuelta
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 go in the opposite direction)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to turn around
Al llegar al final del camino tuvieron que dar vuelta.When they reached the end of the road they had to turn around.
b. to turn round (United Kingdom)
Está ya anocheciendo. ¿Damos vuelta?It's getting dark. Shall we turn round?
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
3. (to cause to face the opposite direction)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to turn over
Ahora pueden dar vuelta sus exámenes y comenzar a escribir.Now you can turn your exams over and start writing.
b. to turn
Da vuelta el asado despacio.Carefully turn the roast.
c. to turn inside out
Di vuelta el guante para cortar la etiqueta.I turned the glove inside out to cut off the tag.
d. to turn upside down
Agitó los dados en el cubilete y, dándole vuelta, lo dejó sobre la mesa.He shook the dice inside the cup and, turning it upside down, put it on the table.
4. (to change completely)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to turn around
Da vuelta tu planteamiento y considera la discusión desde el punto de vista de tu adversario.Turn your approach around and consider the argument from the point of view of your opponent.
b. to turn round (United Kingdom)
Colombia dio vuelta el partido después de ir perdiendo por dos goles al descanso.Colombia turned the match round after trailing by two goals at half-time.
c. to reverse
¿Qué se puede hacer para dar vuelta esta situación?What can be done to reverse this situation?
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