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desespera
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofdesesperar.
desespera
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofdesesperar.
desesperá
Affirmative imperativevosconjugation ofdesesperar.

desesperar

desesperar(
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sehs
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peh
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rahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make lose one's patience or cool)
a. to drive crazy
La lentitud de mi conexión de Internet me desespera.The slowness of my Internet connection drives me crazy.
Cómo me desespera el tráfico en esta ciudad.The traffic in this city drives me crazy.
b. to exasperate
Todo este llanto desesperaría a cualquiera.All this crying would exasperate anyone.
2. (to make give up hope)
a. to make lose hope
Me desespera ver la crueldad que existe en el mundo.Seeing the cruelty that exists in the world makes me lose hope.
b. to drive to despair
La muerte de su hijo la desesperó de tal modo que no podía salir de la cama.Her son's death drove her to despair to the point of not being able to get out of bed.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to give up hope)
a. to despair
No desesperes porque todo tiene solución.Don't despair because everything has a solution.
b. to lose hope
Nunca desesperaremos de encontrarlos con vida.We'll never lose hope of finding them alive.
desesperarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to get impatient)
a. to get exasperated
¿Has visto lo despacio que comen mis hijos? Yo es que me desespero con ellos.Have you seen how slowly my children eat? I do get exasperated with them.
5. (to go mad)
a. to go crazy
Me desespero con tantos plazos y tanta presión.I go crazy with so many deadlines and so much pressure.
6. (to give up hope)
a. to despair
Desesperarse no sirve de nada. Hay que actuar.To despair is useless. You have to do something about it.
b. to lose hope
No te desesperes. Sigue intentando y lo lograrás.Don't lose hope. Just keep trying and you'll get there.
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desesperar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (quitar la esperanza a)
a. to drive to despair
2. (irritar, enojar)
a. to exasperate, to drive mad
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
desesperar de hacer algoto lose all hope of doing something
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (perder la esperanza)
a. to be driven to despair
5. (irritarse, enojarse)
a. to get mad o exasperated
desesperar
transitive verb
1 (exasperar)
mi hermano me desespera my brother drives me mad o crazy; my brother is infuriating o maddening; me desespera que el tren llegue tarde it's infuriating o maddening when the train is late
2 (desalentar)
no dejes que sus críticas te desesperen don't let their criticism make you lose hope o heart; don't let their criticism get to you (familiar)
no te dejes desesperar por sus críticas
tantos problemas la desesperaron y acabó dimitiendo all these problems drove her to despair and in the end she resigned
intransitive verb
(perder la esperanza) to despair; lose hope
sigue adelante, no desesperes keep at it, don't despair o lose hope; desesperar de hacer algo to despair of doing sth; lose all hope of doing sth
el que espera, desespera waiting gets you down
pronominal verb
desesperarse
1 (exasperarse)
me desespero con tanto trabajo all this work is driving me mad o crazy
me desespero con la informalidad de los funcionarios
me estaba desesperando porque el taxi no llegaba the taxi still hadn't come and I was going mad o crazy o getting desperate
2 (desalentarse) to despair; lose hope
nunca se desespera aunque las cosas le vayan mal she never loses hope o despairs even when things go badly for her; no te desesperes si no apruebas a la primera if you don't pass first time, don't despair o give up hope
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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