encuerarse
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encuerarse(
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kweh
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rahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to undress)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to get undressed
Nos encueramos para protestar contra la experimentación con animales.We got undressed in protest against animal testing.
b. to take one's clothes off
Me encueré y me metí en la cama.I took my clothes off and got into bed.
c. to strip
¿No le apena encuerarse delante de tanta gente?Don't you feel embarrassed to strip in front of so many people?
d. to strip down
Nunca tuve problema en encuerarme delante de una cámara.Stripping down in front of a camera was never a problem for me.
e. to get naked
Ron sacó una botella gigantesca de tequila y comenzó a servir tragos. Al poco rato, la gente se estaba encuerando y saltando a la alberca.Ron got out a giant bottle of tequila and started pouring shots. Before we knew it, people were getting naked and jumping in the pool.
f. to strip off (United Kingdom)
Me encueré y me metí a bañar.I stripped off and got into the shower.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to live as a couple)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. to live together
Mario y Viviana se encueraron, pero nunca se casaron.Mario and Viviana lived together, but they never got married.
encuerar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to remove the clothes from)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to undress
Un tipo asqueroso me encueraba con los ojos.This disgusting guy was undressing me with his eyes.
b. to strip
Los atracadores me encueraron. Se llevaron toda mi ropa.I was stripped by the muggers. They took all my clothes.
c. to strip naked
Los prisoneros eran encuerados al llegar.The prisoners were stripped naked when they arrived.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave without money)
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in the Dominican Republic
(Dominican Republic)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to fleece
Me encueraron en el casino.I was fleeced at the casino.
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encuerar
transitive verb
(Latinoamérica)
1 (desnudar) to strip; strip naked
2 (dejar sin dinero) to skin; fleece
pronominal verb
encuerarse
1 (Latinoamérica) (desnudarse) to strip off; get undressed
2 (Caribe) (vivir juntos) to live together
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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