deteriorarse

deteriorarse(
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teh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
1. (to weaken)
a. to deteriorate
El estado de salud del paciente comenzó a deteriorarse lentamente.The patient's health slowly began to deteriorate.
2. (to decay)
a. to worsen
¿Qué pasó con tu amigo Carlos? - Nuestra relación se deterioró y ya casi no nos vemos.What happened with your friend Carlos? - Our relationship worsened and we hardly see each other.
b. to get worse
La condición de los refugiados se deterioró con las reformas a la ley de inmigración.The refugees' condition got worse with the amendments to the immigration law.
deteriorar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to ruin)
a. to damage
La infección deterioró el tejido alrededor de la herida.The infection damaged the tissue around the wound.
b. to spoil
Sus frecuentes borracheras deterioraron su relación con su novia, quien finalmente lo terminó dejando.His constant drinking spoiled his relationship with his girlfriend, who finally left him.
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deteriorar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to damage, to spoil
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (estropearse)
a. to deteriorate
3. (empeorar)
a. to deteriorate, to get worse
deteriorar
transitive verb
1 (estropear) to damage
la falta de medios puede deteriorar la calidad de la enseñanza the lack of resources could harm o damage the quality of education
2 (Mecánica) to cause wear and tear to
pronominal verb
deteriorarse
1 (estropearse) to get damaged
2 (empeorarse)
su salud se está deteriorando her health is getting worse o deteriorating; las relaciones entre ambos países se han deteriorado relations between the two countries have deteriorated
3 (Mecánica) to wear; get worn
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