entristecer
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entristecer(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to distress)
a. to make sad
Me entristece el hecho de que no te volveré a ver hasta el año que viene.It makes me sad that I won't see you again until next year.
b. to sadden
Su decision de abandonar sus estudios entristeció mucho a sus papás.Her decision to drop out of school saddened her parents greatly.
entristecerse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (to become sad)
a. to grow sad
Aunque hacía décadas que no se hablaban, mi abuelo se entristeció cuando falleció su hermano.Although they hadn't spoken in decades, my grandfather grew sad when his brother died.
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entristecer
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to make sad
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to become sad
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entristecer
transitive verb
to sadden; make sad
pronominal verb
entristecerse to grow sad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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