dejar en blanco

dejar en blanco(
deh
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hahr
 
ehn
 
blahn
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koh
)
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 leave blank (an exam paper)
María no sabía ninguna respuesta y dejó el examen en blanco.Maria didn't know any of the answers and she left the exam paper blank.
b. not to answer (a question)
No entendí esa pregunta del cuestionario, así que la dejé en blanco.I didn't understand that question of the questionnaire, so I didn't answer it.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dejé en blanco el espacio de la edad, porque no veo por qué tienen que saberla.I didn't write anything in the space for your age, because I don't see why they should know it.
En un examen, yo nunca dejo ninguna pregunta en blanco, aunque me tenga que inventar las respuestas.In an exam, I always answer all the questions, even if I have to make up the answers.
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