enfadar

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USAGE NOTE
The words "enfadar" and "enfadarse" are used especially in Spain in the senses shown in 1) and 3) respectively, while in Latin America the words "enojar" and "enojarse" are more commonly used with the same meaning.
enfadar(
ehn
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fah
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dahr
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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 upset)
a. to make angry
A Quique le enfadó no quedar en primer lugar.Not coming first made Quique angry.
b. to anger
Me enfada que algunos tengan tanto y otros tampoco.It angers me that some have so much and others so little.
c. to annoy
A Rosa le enfada que Leonor llegue siempre tarde.It annoys Rosa that Leonor is always late.
d. to irritate
¡No enfades al perro!Don't irritate the dog!
2. (to cause boredom)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to bore
¿No te enfadan las telenovelas?Don't soap operas bore you?
enfadarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to get upset)
a. to get angry
Se enfadaron los vecinos cuando vieron lo que se había hecho a su jardín.The neighbors got angry when they saw what was done to their yard.
b. to get mad
No te enfades conmigo, yo no tuve la culpa de lo que pasó.Don't get mad at me. What happened wasn't my fault.
c. to get annoyed
La maestra se enfada cuando entregas tu trabajo sin nombre.The teacher gets annoyed when you turn in your work without your name on it.
d. to get cross (United Kingdom)
Es muy irascible, se enfada con mucha facilidad.She's very irascible. She gets cross very easily.
4. (to be bored of)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to get tired of
Se enfadaron de comer pollo todos los días durante un mes.They got tired of eating chicken every day for a month.
A reciprocal verb is a verb that indicates that two or more subjects perform an action on each other (e.g. Ellos se abrazan.).
reciprocal verb
5. (to have a disagreement)
a. to fall out
Cristina y Néstor se enfadaron y ya no salen.Cristina and Nestor fell out and they're not dating anymore.
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enfadar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (irritar)
a. to anger
2. (molestar)
a. to annoy
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (irritarse)
a. to get angry
4. (molestarse)
a. to get annoyed
se enfada por nadahe gets angry for no reason
no te enfades, pero creo que te equivocasdon't get annoyed, but I think you're wrong
no te enfades con quien no tiene la culpadon't get angry with people if it isn't their fault
5. (pelearse)
a. to fall out
se enfadaron por una bobadathey fell out over a silly little thing
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enfadar
transitive verb
1 (irritar) to anger; irritate
2 (ofender) to offend
enfadé a mi madre porque no me gustó su comida I offended my mother because I didn't like her cooking
3 (Latinoamérica) (aburrir) to bore
pronominal verb
enfadarse
1 (irritarse) to get annoyed; get angry; get cross;con with;por, de about, at
no te enfades con él, lo ha hecho sin intención don't be cross o angry with him, he didn't mean to do it; no te enfades, pero creo que lo has hecho mal don't get offended, but I think you've done it wrong; de nada sirve enfadarte it's no good getting cross; se enfadó con su novio she fell out with her boyfriend; se enfada por nada he gets angry at the slightest thing
2 (Latinoamérica) (aburrirse) to be bored; get bored
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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