despeinar

despeinar(
dehs
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pey
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nahr
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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 muss)
a. to ruffle
Laura le sonrió a su hijita y le despeinó el pelo cariñosamente.Laura smiled at her little girl and ruffled her hair affectionately.
b. to mess up
Se levantó una ventolera en el jardin que despeinó a todo el mundo.A gust of wind in the garden messed up everyone's hair.
La niña lloraba porque el hermanito la había despeinado.The girl was crying because her baby brother had made a mess of her hair.
despeinarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to muss one's hair)
a. to mess one's hair up
A mi hijo le encanta despeinarse justo después de que termino de peinarlo.My son loves to mess his hair up right after I have finished combing it.
b. to mess up one's hair
Laila se despeinó justo antes de que la sacaran la foto para el anuario.Laila messed up her hair right before her yearbook picture was taken.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Aunque me despeino, me encanta conducir con las ventanillas bajas.Even though my hair gets messed up, I love to drive with the car windows down.
Si te duermes ahora, te vas a despeinar.If you fall asleep now, you're going to make a mess of your hair.
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despeinar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (pelo)
a. to ruffle
despeinar a alguiento mess up somebody's hair
el viento la había despeinadothe wind had ruffled her hair
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to get one's hair messed up
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despeinar
transitive verb
[+pelo] to ruffle
¡me has despeinado! look at the mess you've made of my hair!
pronominal verb
despeinarse to get one's hair in a mess
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