disimular
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disimular(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hide emotion or thoughts)
a. to hide
Gabriela disimula su tristeza detrás de una sonrisa.Gabriela hides her sadness behind a smile.
b. to conceal
Ricardo intentó disimular su desprecio, pero se notó de todos modos.Ricardo tried to conceal his contempt, but it came through anyway.
2. (to hide a defect)
a. to cover up
Puedes disimular el acné con un poco de maquillaje.You can cover up your acne with a bit of makeup.
b. to hide
Coloréalo con un plumón negro para disimular la raya.Color it with a black marker to hide the scratch.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to dissemble)
a. to pretend
Llevo demasiado tiempo disimulando que no pasa nada. Necesito llorar.I've been pretending nothing's wrong for too long. I need to cry.
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disimular
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to hide, to conceal
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to pretend
lo disimulas muy malyou're not very good at hiding it
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disimular
transitive verb
1 [+emoción, alegría, tristeza] to hide; conceal
no pudo disimular lo que sentía he couldn't hide o conceal what he felt
no puedo disimular mi alegría intentaba disimular su emoción no logró disimular sus lágrimas es rica, pero lo disimula muy bien
2 [+defecto, roto] to cover up; hide; [+sabor, olor] to hide
disimuló la mancha con un poco de pintura she covered up o hid the mark with a bit of paint
una crema para disimular las arrugas un producto para disimular cicatrices disimuló la ventana rota con un cuadro intentó disimular su embarazo con ropas anchas echó ambientador para disimular el olor a tabaco
3 (perdonar) to excuse
intransitive verb
(fingir) to pretend
lo sé todo, así que no disimules I know everything so don't bother pretending
me has golpeado tú, no disimules
has sido tú, no disimules it was you, don't pretend it wasn't; ahí está Juan: disimula there's Juan: pretend you haven't seen him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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