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él/ella/usted pringue
-he/she dips
,you dip
Subjunctiveél/ella/ustedconjugation ofpringar.
usted pringue
-dip
Affirmative imperativeustedconjugation ofpringar.

pringar

pringar(
preeng
-
gahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to dunk)
a. to dip
Camila tomó un pedazo de pan y lo pringó en la salsa.Camila took a piece of bread and dipped it in the sauce.
2. (to make dirty)
a. to make greasy
El cocinero pringó la cocina cuando cocinó el salteado.The cook made the stove greasy when cooking the stir-fry.
3. (to sprinkle)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to splash
¡Aguas! Estás pringando el mantel con salsa.Careful! You're splashing the tablecloth with salsa.
4. (to implicate)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to involve
La trama de chantajes acabó pringando a un juez.The blackmail plot ended up involving a judge.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medicine)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to give an STD to
Qué mala onda que tu polola te pringó.It sucks that your girlfiriend gave you an STD.
6. (to disinfect)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to sterilize
La enfermera pringó los escalpelos y los puso en la mesa.The nurse sterilized the scalpels and set them on the table.
b. to sterilise (United Kingdom)
Voy a pringar esta aguja con un fósforo.I'm going to sterilise this needle with a match.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to pay for someone else's mistakes)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to end up paying
Fue Mauricio el que pringó por encubrir el delito de su hermana.Maurico was the one who ended up paying for his sister's crime.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to perform a job)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to work
Me toca pringar todo el fin de semana. - ¡Qué mala suerte!I have to work all weekend. - What bad luck!
An impersonal verb is a verb with no apparent subject (e.g. Llueve en España.).
impersonal verb
9. (to rain lightly)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to sprinkle
Mamá, está pringando. - Bueno, ponte el impermeable.Mom, it's sprinkling. - Well, put on your raincoat.
pringarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
10. (to get dirty)
a. to get covered
El corredor de motocross se pringó de lodo.The motocross racer got covered in mud.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to get implicated)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to get mixed up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si los senadores no querían pringarse en el escándalo, no deberían haber aceptado el soborno para empezar.If the senators didn't want to get mixed up in the scandal, they shouldn't have accepted bribes in the first place.
12.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medicine) (Andes)
Regionalism used in Chile
(Chile)
a. to get an STD
¿Te pringaste, huevón? - Sí, con una mina en la playa.You got an STD, dude? - Yeah, from this chick at the beach.
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pringar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (ensuciar)
a. to make greasy
2. (mojar)
a. to dip
3. (colloquial)
a. to involve
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (colloquial)
a. to get stuck in
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (ensuciarse)
a. to get covered in grease
6. (colloquial)
a. to get one's hands dirty
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pringar
transitive verb
1 (Culin) [+pan] to dip; dunk; [+asado] to baste
pringar el pan en la sopa to dip one's bread in the soup
2 (ensuciar) to dirty; soil (with grease); especialmente (Latinoamérica) to splash
3 (implicar)
pringar a algn en un asunto to involve sb in a matter; están pringadas en esto unas altas personalidades some top people are mixed up in this
4 (herir)
pringar a algn to wound sb; make sb bleed
5 (denigrar) to blacken; run down (familiar)
6 (S. Cone) [+enfermedad] to give
7 (S. Cone) [+mujer] to put in the family way
8
pringarla (meter la pata) to drop a brick (familiar); make a boob (familiar); (Med) to get a dose of the clap (muy_familiar); pringarla(s) (morir) to kick the bucket (familiar); snuff it (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 (perder) to come a cropper (familiar); take a beating
hemos pringado we're done for
2 (trabajar) to sweat one's guts out (familiar); slog away (familiar)
3
pringar en algo (superficialmente) to dabble in sth; (implicándose) to take a hand in sth; get mixed up in sth
4 (morir) to kick the bucket (familiar); snuff it (familiar)
5 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (México) (lloviznar) to drizzle
pronominal verb
pringarse
1 (ensuciarse) to get covered;con, de with, in
2 (involucrarse) to get mixed up;en in
3 (comprometerse) to get one's fingers burnt
o nos pringamos todos, o ninguno either we all carry the can or none of us does (familiar)
4 (ganar por medios dudosos) to make money on the side; (sacar tajada) to get a rake-off (familiar); (enriquecerse) to make a packet (familiar)
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