encajar en

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encajar en(
ehng
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kah
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hahr
 
ehn
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be the right size and shape for)
a. to fit in
Hay una pieza que no encaja en el rompecabezas.There's one piece that doesn't fit in the jigsaw.
b. to fit into
¿Crees que el sofá encajará en ese hueco? - No, es demasiado grande.Do you think the sofa will fit into that space? - No, it's too big.
2. (to put something into)
a. to fit ... into
El técnico dijo que es imposible encajar un ascensor en este hueco de escalera. Es demasiado pequeño.The technician said it's impossible to fit an elevator into this stairwell. It's too small.
3. (to be or become a part of)
a. to fit into
Su oficio no encaja en ninguno de los grupos profesionales de nuestra base de datos.Your trade doesn't fit into any of the job categories in our database.
b. to fit in with (a group)
Adriana pronto encajó en la pandilla.Adriana soon fit in with the gang.
c. to fit in at (a place)
A los alumnos nuevos no les cuesta encajar en la escuela.The new students don't find it hard to fit in at the school.
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