disfrazar

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disfrazar(
dees
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frah
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sahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put a costume on)
a. to disguise as
Lo disfrazaron de barrendero para que nadie sospechara que estaba vigilando.They disguised him as a street sweeper so that nobody would suspect he was watching.
b. to dress up as
En Navidad siempre disfrazamos al abuelo como Papá Noel.At Christmas we always dress grandpa up as Santa Claus.
2. (to conceal)
a. to disguise
Mario intentó disfrazar sus celos pero eran más que evidentes.Mario tried to disguise his jealousy but it was obvious.
b. to conceal
Traté de disfrazar el sabor a quemado de la salsa poniéndole más limón.I tried to conceal the burned taste of the sauce by adding more lemon.
c. to hide
Los medios suelen disfrazar la verdad mediante eufemismos.The media often use euphemisms to hide the truth.
disfrazarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to put on a costume)
a. to dress up
¿Te vas a disfrazar para la fiesta de mañana?Are you going to dress up for tomorrow's party?
b. to disguise
La espía se disfrazó de mesera para poder escuchar toda la conversación.The spy disguised herself as a waiter so she could hear the whole conversation.
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disfrazar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (con traje)
a. to disguise
disfrazar a alguien deto dress somebody up as
2. (disimular; intenciones, verdad, hechos)
a. to disguise
3. (sentimientos, nervios)
a. to hide
disfrazó la voz para que no lo reconocierahe disguised his voice so she wouldn't recognize him
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (para baile, fiesta)
a. to wear fancy dress
5. (para engañar)
a. to disguise oneself
fueron a la fiesta disfrazadosthey went to the party in fancy dress
¿tú de qué te vas a disfrazar?what are you going to dress up as?
disfrazarse de princesato dress up as a princess
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disfrazar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] to disguise;de as
lo disfrazaron de soldado they disguised him as a soldier
2 (ocultar) [+sentimiento, verdad, intención] to disguise; conceal; [+sabor] to disguise
3 (Mil) to camouflage
pronominal verb
disfrazarse [+persona] (para una fiesta) to dress up;de as; (para ocultarse de algo) to disguise o.s.;de as;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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