durar

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durar(
doo
-
rahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to go on)
a. to last
La crisis económica no puede durar para siempre.The economic crisis cannot last forever.
b. to be long
La película dura dos horas aproximadamente.The film is approximately two hours long.
2. (to continue being usable)
a. to last
Un bolso de buena calidad te puede durar años.A good quality bag can last you for years.
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durar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (continuar siendo)
a. to last
2. (permanecer, subsistir)
a. to remain, to stay
la leche fresca sólo dura unos pocos díasfresh milk only lasts o keeps a few days
no durará mucho en ese puestohe won't stay o last long in that job
aquellas botas me duraron tres añosthose boots lasted me three years
¿cuánto dura la película?how long is the film?
aún dura la fiestathe party's still going on
aún le dura el enfadoshe's still angry
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durar
intransitive verb
1 [+aventura, programa, enfermedad] to last
viaje, recuperación, operación
su matrimonio duró menos de dos años their marriage lasted (for) less than two years
el proceso de recuperación puede durar hasta dos meses
¿cuánto dura la representación? how long is the play?; how long does the play last?; ¿cuánto dura el trayecto? how long is the journey?; how long does the journey take?; la película duró cinco horas the film was five hours long; fue hermoso mientras duró it was wonderful while it lasted o for as long as it lasted; estuvo refugiado mientras duró la guerra he was a refugee throughout the (whole length of the) war; no duro ni un minuto más de pie I can't stay standing (up) a minute longer; aún duran los efectos del terremoto the effects of the earthquake are still being felt; mis esperanzas duraron poco my hopes were short-lived
no hay mal ni bien que cien años dure nothing lasts forever
2 [+comida, congelado, ropa] to last
a mí me duran mucho los zapatos my shoes last me a long time; esta camisa es mala, durará poco this shirt is poor quality, it won't last long
no le dura nada la batería del coche la leche durará más en el frigorífico
aún me dura el aceite que traje I've still got some of the oil that I brought back
todavía me dura el perfume que me regalaste
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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