embarcarse
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embarcarse(
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bahr
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kahr
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to go aboard; often used with "en")
a. to go on board
La nave acaba de llegar. ¿Listos para embarcarse?The ship just came in. Are you ready to go on board?
b. to embark (nautical)
Para prevenir el mareo, tome dos pastillas antes de embarcarse.To prevent seasickness, take two tablets before you embark.
c. to board
Nos embarcamos en el vuelo a Madrid.We boarded the flight to Madrid.
2. (to get involved; used with "en")
a. to embark on
Me embarqué en un negocio muy arriesgado.I embarked on a very risky business.
embarcar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to go on board)
a. to board
De acuerdo a nuestro pasaje, debimos de haber embarcado hace quince minutos.According to our ticket, we should have boarded fifteen minutes ago.
Tienen que esperar en la sala de embarque antes de poder embarcar.You have to wait in the departure lounge before you can board.
b. to embark (nautical)
Embarcamos y la nave zarpó.We embarked and the ship set sail.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to put on board)
a. to embark (passengers on a boat)
Embarcaron a dos mil soldados en Southampton.Two thousand soldiers were embarked at Southampton.
b. to board (passengers on a plane)
Tras embarcar a los pasajeros, hay que hacer varios anuncios.After the passengers have been boarded, we need to make a number of announcements.
c. to load (object)
Se necesitaron muchas personas para embarcar la mercancía.A lot of people were needed to load the goods.
d. to put on board (object)
Puede embarcar su auto en el ferry para visitar la isla.You can put your car on board the ferry and visit the island.
5. (to involve)
a. to launch
Fue esta experiencia que embarcó a Selena López en la carrera que hoy todavía mantiene.It was this experience that launched Selena Lopez in the career she's still pursuing today.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Fue el interés de mi madre por la historia que la embarcó en este proyecto.It was my mother's interest in history that got her involved in this project.
La compañía lo embarcó en un proyecto en el extranjero.The company got him involved in a project overseas.
6. (to fool)
Regionalism used in Guatemala
(Guatemala)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. to con
La pareja se dedicaba a embarcar a empresarios ricos.The couple earned their living conning rich entrepreneurs.
b. to trick
Lo embarcaron en un negocio sucio.He was tricked into some dirty business.
7. (to ditch)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to stand up
Quedamos de vernos a las 6 pm pero me embarcó.We had arranged to meet at 6 pm but she stood me up.
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embarcar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (personas)
a. to board
2. (mercancías)
a. to load
3. (involucrar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
embarcar a alguien en algoto involve somebody in something
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a. to board
por favor embarquen por la puerta Cplease board the plane at gate C o proceed through gate C
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (para viajar)
a. to board
se embarcó en un mercante rumbo a Australiahe boarded a merchant ship o he embarked on a merchant ship bound for Australia
6. (aventurarse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
embarcarse en algoto get oneself involved in something
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embarcar
transitive verb
1 (en barco) [+personas] to embark; put on board; [+carga] to ship; stow
2 (implicar)
embarcar a algn en una empresa to launch sb on an enterprise
3 (Latinoamérica)
embarcar a algn to set sb up (familiar)
4 (Caribe) (engañar) to con (familiar); trick
pronominal verb
embarcarse
1 (en barco) to embark; go on board
embarcar para to sail for
2 (enrolarse) [+marinero] to sign on
3 (implicarse)
embarcarse en un asunto to get involved in a matter
4 (Latinoamérica) (en vehículo) to get on; get in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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