derretirse

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derretirse(
deh
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rreh
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teer
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to liquefy)
a. to melt
Normalmente la nieve se derrite en marzo aquí.The snow usually melts in March here.
Tu helado va a derretirse como no te lo comas pronto.Your ice cream is going to melt if you don't eat it soon.
b. to thaw (unfreeze)
Tenemos que esperar hasta que se derrita el hielo de las tuberías para usar el lavabo de nuevo.We have to wait until the ice in the pipes thaws to use the sink again.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fall in love; often used with "de")
a. to be crazy about
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Si le gusta? ¡Se derrite por él!Does she like him? She's crazy about him!
b. to melt
Me derrito siempre que dice mi nombre.I melt whenever she says my name.
derretir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to liquify)
a. to melt
Si derrites un poco de mantequilla, va muy bien con el bogavante.If you melt a little bit of butter, it goes really well with the lobster.
b. to thaw (unfreeze)
El calor del sol empezó a derretir la nieve.The heat from the sun began to thaw the snow.
c. to melt down
Derritió todo el oro que tenía la familia para comprarse un coche.He melted down all the gold his family had in order to buy a car.
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derretir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (licuar)
a. to melt
2. (nieve)
a. to thaw
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (metal, mantequilla)
a. to melt
4. (hielo, nieve)
a. to thaw
la nieve se derrite con el solthe snow melts in the sunshine
5. (colloquial)
a. to be madly in love
6. (emocionarse)
a.
se derrite cada vez que ella lo mirahis heart misses a beat whenever she looks at him
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derretir
transitive verb
(fundir) [+mantequilla, helado] to melt; [+metal] to melt; melt down; [+nieve] to melt; thaw;
pronominal verb
derretirse
1 (fundirse) [+mantequilla, helado, metal] to melt; [+nieve] to thaw; melt
2 (sulfurarse) to get worked up
3 (mostrarse sensible) to come over all sentimental
te derrites cada vez que te habla whenever she speaks to you, you go all soppy o come over all sentimental
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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