doblar la esquina

doblar la esquina(
doh
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blahr
 
lah
 
ehs
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kee
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nah
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to move around the corner)
a. to turn the corner
Nada más doblar la esquina, verás el supermercado a la izquierda.Right after turning the corner, you'll see the supermarket on your left.
b. to go round the corner
Doblé la esquina y me encontré con ella de frente, así que tuve que saludarla.I went round the corner and came face to face with her, so I had to say hello to her.
c. to go around the corner
Es una calle muy tranquila, pero doblas la esquina y te encuentras en una de las avenidas más concurridas de la ciudad.It's a very quiet street, but you go around the corner and find yourself in one of the city's busiest avenues.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pass away) (Southern Cone)
a. to die
Más tarde o más temprano, todos doblamos la esquina.We all die sooner or later.
b. to kick the bucket
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Su esposa dobló la esquina, y al mes él ya se había casado otra vez.His wife kicked the bucket, and one month later he had married again.
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