empacar

empacar(
ehm
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pah
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kahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to pack up)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to pack
El hotel donde nos vamos a quedar tiene piscina, así que no te olvides de empacar un vestido de baño.The hotel we're staying in has a pool, so don't forget to pack a swimsuit.
Nos mudamos mañana y todavía no hemos empacado nada.We move tomorrow, and we still haven't packed anything.
2. (to package)
a. to pack
La fábrica donde empacan los productos va a cerrar.The factory where we pack all our products is going to close.
b. to bale (agriculture)
El granjero está empacando el heno.The farmer is baling hay.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to pack luggage)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to pack
Ya debes empacar si vas a llegar al aeropuerto a tiempo.You need to pack now if you are going to make it to the airport on time.
empacarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to refuse to budge)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to dig one's heels in
Se empacó y se negó a ceder.She dug her heels in and refused to compromise.
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empacar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (empaquetar)
a. to pack
2. (agriculture)
a. to bale
3. (envasar; en tarros)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to bottle
4. (en latas)
a. to can, to tin
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empacar
transitive verb
1 especialmente (Latinoamérica) (gen) to pack; (And) (México) (embalar) to package
2 (Agr) to bale
intransitive verb
(México) (hacer las maletas) to pack
pronominal verb
empacarse
1 (enfadarse) to get rattled (familiar)
2 (Latinoamérica) [+caballo] to balk; shy
3 (Latinoamérica) (obstinarse) to dig one's heels in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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