enjabonarse
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enjabonarse(
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A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
1. (to apply soap to oneself)
a. to soap
Cuando me ducho, me enjabono la cara con un gel exfoliante.When I shower, I soap my face with an exfoliant gel.
enjabonar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to wash)
a. to soap
Después de enjabonar el bañador lo aclaré y lo tendí para que se secara.After soaping the swimming suit, I rinsed it and hung it out to dry.
b. to lather
El barbero enjabonó la cara de su cliente y le rasuró.The barber lathered his client's face and shaved him.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to flatter)
a. to soft-soap
No soporto a la gente que enjabona a todo el mundo para no tener enemigos.I can't stand people who soft-soap everyone so as not to have any enemies.
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enjabonar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (con jabón)
a. to soap
2. (dar coba)
a. to soft-soap
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enjabonar
transitive verb
1 (lavar) [+manos, ropa] to soap; wash; [+barba] to lather
2 [+persona] (adular) to soft-soap; (reprender) to give sb a dressing-down
pronominal verb
enjabonarse [+cara] to soap; wash; [+barba] to lather
enjabónate bien to have a good o thorough wash; wash thoroughly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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