discutir
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discutir(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to fight verbally)
a. to argue
Mi hermano y su esposa discuten todo el tiempo.My brother and his wife argue all the time.
b. to quarrel
Vimos una pareja en la calle discutiendo.We saw a couple quarreling in the street.
2. (to talk about)
a. to discuss
La pareja discutió con el sacerdote sobre sus votos.The couple discussed their vows with the priest.
3. (to answer back)
a. to talk back
¡No discutas! Solo haz lo que te pido.Don't talk back! Just do what I tell you.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to debate)
a. to discuss
Los panelistas discutieron el tema de la violencia en las escuelas.The panelists discussed the topic of violence in schools.
5. (to question)
a. to challenge
Los senadores discutieron la decisión que había tomado el presidente.The senators challenged the decision made by the president.
b. to dispute
El general discutió el uso de las armas nucleares.The general disputed the use of nuclear weapons.
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discutir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (pelear)
a. to argue
ha discutido con su hermanoshe's had an argument with her brother
discuten por cualquier tonteríathey argue about the least little thing
2. (hablar)
a. to discuss
discutir de o sobre algoto discuss something, to talk about something
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (contradecir)
a. to dispute
no te discuto que tengas razónI don't dispute that you're right
4. (hablar)
a. to discuss
eso es mejor que lo discutas con tu padreyou'd be better discussing that with your father
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discutir
transitive verb
1 (debatir) [+plan, proyecto, idea] to discuss; [+precio] to argue about
2 (contradecir) to question; challenge
discutir a algn lo que está diciendo to question o challenge what sb is saying
intransitive verb
1 (dialogar) to discuss; talk
2 (disputar) to argue;de, sobre about, over
¡no discutas! don't argue!; no le discutas porque él sabe más que tú del tema don't argue with him because he knows more about the subject than you do; discutir de política to argue about politics; talk politics
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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