enseñar
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enseñar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to educate)
a. to teach
Mi padre me enseñó a pescar.My father taught me how to fish.
2. (to allow to view)
a. to show
Ana me enseñó su casa nueva.Ana showed me her new house.
3. (to give as an example)
a. to teach
Perder su trabajo le enseñó a ser más trabajador.Losing his job taught him to be more hardworking.
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enseñar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (instruir, aleccionar)
a. to teach
enseña inglés en una academia de idiomashe teaches English in a language school
enseñar a alguien a hacer algoto teach somebody (how) to do something
la derrota les enseñó a ser más humildesthe defeat taught them some humility
2. (mostrar)
a. to show
enséñame tu vestido nuevoshow me your new dress
al estirarse, enseñaba el ombligowhen he stretched you could see his belly button
va enseñando los hombros provocativamenteher shoulders are provocatively uncovered
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enseñar
transitive verb
1 (Educación) to teach; educate
enseñar a algn a hacer algo to teach sb (how) to do sth; enseña francés he teaches French
2 (mostrar) to show; (señalar) to point out
estás enseñando el sujetador your bra's showing; enseñar algo con el dedo to point to sth; nos enseñó el museo he showed us over o around the museum; te enseñaré mis pinturas I'll show you my paintings; esto nos enseña las dificultades this reveals the difficulties to us
3 (entrenar) to train
intransitive verb
to teach; be a teacher
pronominal verb
enseñarse especialmente (Latinoamérica) (acostumbrarse) to become accustomed;a to
no me enseño aquí I can't settle down here
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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