desaparecer

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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to vanish)
a. to disappear
¡No lo perdí; desapareció!I didn't lose it; it disappeared!
b. to go missing
La policía encontró a un adolescente que desapareció el año pasado.The police found a teenager who went missing last year.
2. (to cease to exist)
a. to disappear
El tigre de Tasmania desapareció en los años treinta.The last Tasmanian tiger disappeared in the 1930s.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to kidnap)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to disappear
Todavía no han arrestado a los soldados que desaparecieron a los alumnos.They still haven't arrested the soldiers who disappeared the students.
desaparecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to vanish)
a. to disappear
¡Se desapareció mi pluma! - Amigo, la traes en la mano.My pen disappeared! - Buddy, you've got it in your hand.
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desaparecer
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (de la vista)
a. to disappear
me ha desaparecido la plumamy pen has disappeared
será mejor que desaparezcas de escena durante una temporadayou'd better make yourself scarce for a while
desaparecer de la faz de la tierrato vanish from the face of the earth
¡desaparece de mi vista ahora mismo!get out of my sight this minute!
2. (en guerra, accidente)
a. to go missing
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (persona)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to detain extrajudicially during political repression and possibly kill
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desaparecer
intransitive verb
1 [+persona, objeto] to disappear; go missing
han desaparecido dos niños en el bosque two children have disappeared o gone missing in the wood
el jefe desapareció de la reunión
me han desaparecido diez euros ten euros of mine have disappeared o gone missing
el barco despareció en el horizonte el coche desapareció detrás de la montaña
con él desapareció toda una ideología a whole ideology died with him; el mago hizo desaparecer una paloma the magician made a dove disappear
desaparecer de vista
¡desaparece de mi vista! get out of my sight!
2 [+mancha, olor, síntoma] to disappear; go (away)
ya ha desparecido el olor de la camisa cuando abrí la ventana desapareció el olor ya han desaparecido los síntomas de la depresión
3 (morir) to pass away
transitive verb
(Latinoamérica) (Política) to disappear
desaparecieron a los disidentes they disappeared the dissidents; the dissidents were disappeared
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