emparejar
emparejar(
ehm
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pah
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reh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put into pairs)
a. to pair up
El profesor me emparejó con Luis para que practicáramos un diálogo en español.The teacher paired me up with Luis to practice a Spanish dialogue.
b. to pair off (people)
Mi hermana siempre está tratando de emparejar a sus amigas.My sister is always trying to pair off her friends.
c. to match up (things)
Ayúdame a emparejar las medias cuando las saque de la secadora.Help me match up the socks once I take them out of the clothes dryer.
2. (to equalize)
a. to make level
Corta un pedacito aquí, para que emparejes los dos lados.Cut a little bit here to make both sides level.
b. to level
Vamos perdiendo, pero todavía hay tiempo para emparejar el marcador.We are losing, but there is still time to level the score.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to equate)
a. to catch up with
Estoy más atrasada que tú en la tarea, pero voy a tratar de emparejar contigo.I'm far behind you in the homework, but I'll try to catch up with you.
emparejarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to unite)
a. to be dating
Escuché que Fabiola y Leo se emparejaron.I heard that Fabiola and Leo are dating.
b. to go with (to an event)
Jairo está buscando con quien emparejarse para el baile.Jairo is looking to go with someone to the dance.
5. (to make equal)
a. to call it even
Yo pago la comida y tu pagas el vino, y así nos emparejamos.I'll get the food and you get the wine, and we'll call it even.
6. (to overtake)
a. to catch up with
Aunque corra rápido, no logro emparejarme con el resto del equipo.Even if I run fast, I cannot catch up with the rest of the team.
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emparejar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (juntar en pareja; personas)
a. to pair off
2. (zapatos, calcetines)
a. to match (up)
3. (nivelar)
a. to make level
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (personas)
a. to find a partner
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emparejar
transitive verb
1 [+dos cosas, dos personas] to pair; match
2 (nivelar) to level; make level
intransitive verb
1 (alcanzar) to catch up;con with
2 (nivelarse) to be even;con with
pronominal verb
emparejarse to match
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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