desconcertar
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desconcertar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to unsettle)
a. to disconcert
El duro discurso del artista al recibir el premio desconcertó al público.The artist's tough speech when he got the award disconcerted the audience.
desconcertarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to be thrown)
a. to become confused
Mis alumnos se desconciertan cuando hablo en inglés demasiado rápido.My students become confused when I speak too fast in English.
b. to be disconcerted
Nos desconcertó enterarnos de que nos negarían la asistencia financiera prometida.We were disconcerted to learn that the promised financial aid would not be given.
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desconcertar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to disconcert, to throw
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to be thrown o bewildered
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desconcertar
transitive verb
(desorientar) to disconcert
verme allí le desconcertó
la pregunta me desconcertó I was disconcerted by the question
sus respuestas siempre me desconciertan
cambió de táctica para desconcertar al rival she changed tactics to disconcert her opponent o to put her opponent off
la dificultad de la obra desconcertó al público desconcertaron al preso para infundirle terror la inesperada medida desconcertó a los inversores el ruido desconcertó al actor
pronominal verb
desconcertarse (desorientarse) to be disconcerted
me desconcerté cuando lo vi como testigo se desconcertó al oir su respuesta
me desconcierto con sus extrañas ideas I find his strange ideas disconcerting
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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