desayunar
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desayunar(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have breakfast
Mi esposo y yo desayunamos juntos todos los días.My husband and I have breakfast together every day.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to eat breakfast)
a. to have for breakfast
Suelo desayunar huevos y pan tostado.I usually have eggs and toast for breakfast.
desayunarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to eat breakfast)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to have breakfast
Los domingos nos desayunamos en un café.On Sundays we have breakfast in a café.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become aware of)
a. to find out
¿No sabía lo del accidente? - No, recién se desayunó.Didn't he know about the accident? - No, he just found out.
b. to hear of
¿Oíste que despidieron a Claudia? - No, recién me desayuno.Did you hear they fired Claudia? - No, this is the first I've heard of it.
c. to hear about
¿Por qué talaron esos árboles? - ¿Talar árboles? Recién me desayuno.Why did they cut down those trees? - Cut down trees? This is the first I've heard about it.
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desayunar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to have breakfast
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. to have for breakfast
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se desayunaron con café y tostadasthey had coffee and toast for breakfast
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desayunar
transitive verb
to have for breakfast
intransitive verb
pronominal verb
desayunarse to have breakfast
1 (tomar el desayuno)
desayunar con café to have coffee for breakfast
2 (enterarse)
ahora me desayuno de ello this is the first I've heard of it; desayunar con algo to get the first news of sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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