desanimar
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desanimar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dishearten)
a. to discourage
Siempre quise hacer paracaidismo, pero el precio me desanimó.I always wanted to go skydiving, but the price discouraged me.
desanimarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to sadden)
a. to get discouraged
No te desanimes por haber perdido un partido.Don't get discouraged because you lost one game.
b. to become discouraged
El violinista se desanimó cuando no lo eligieron para formar parte de la orquesta.The violinist became discouraged when he wasn't selected for the orchestra.
c. to lose heart
El líder tiene que mantener la motivación y el optimismo o el equipo se desanimará.The leader must maintain his motivation and optimism or the team will lose heart.
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desanimar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to discourage
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to get downhearted o discouraged
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desanimar
transitive verb
1 (desalentar) to discourage
2 (deprimir) to depress; sadden
pronominal verb
desanimarse to get discouraged; lose heart
no hay que desanimarse we must not lose heart; we must keep our spirits up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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