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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
a. to be fooled
No te dejes engañar por su carita de inocencia.Don't be fooled by her innocent appearance.
b. to be misled
Parecían buenas personas. - No debes nunca dejarte engañar por las apariencias.They appeared to be good people. - You should never be misled by appearances.
c. to be deceived
Tus padres no son tontos. No se dejarán engañar por tus mentiras.Your parents are no fools. They won't be deceived by your lies.
d. to be taken in
Me dejé engañar por ellos una vez, pero no me volverá a ocurrir.I was taken in by them once, but it won't happen again.
e. to let oneself be taken in
¿Cómo te dejaste engañar así? Eres tonto.How could you let yourself be taken in like that? You're an idiot.
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