envolver
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envolver(
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bohl
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behr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cover)
a. to wrap
Tengo que envolver los regalos de mis hijos.I need to wrap my kids' presents.
Envolvimos los regalos con papel navideño.We wrapped the presents with Christmas wrapping paper.
b. to wrap up
La herida estaba envuelta con vendas.The wound was wrapped up in bandages.
2. (to be all around)
a. to surround
El pericardio es una membrana que envuelve el corazón.The pericardium is a membrane that surrounds the heart.
b. to envelop
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La noche envolvía el tren y no se veía nada por la ventanilla.The night enveloped the train and you couldn't see anything through the window.
c. to shroud
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La niebla envolvía el puerto de la ciudad.The town's harbor was shrouded in fog.
d. to cloak
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La historia de la desaparición del cuadro está envuelta en misterio.The story of the disappearance of the picture is cloaked in mystery.
3. (to express indirectly)
a. to imply
La declaración del sospechoso envuelve una amenaza a las víctimas.The suspect's statement implies a threat for the victims.
b. to contain
Sus bromas siempre envuelven un crítica.His jokes always contain a critique.
4. (to engage; used with "en")
a. to involve
La policía cree que Lanata está envuelto en algún negocio turbio.The police think Lanata is involved in some dirty business.
b. to get involved in
Carmen siempre me envuelve en sus problemas y terminamos peléandonos.Carmen always gets me involved in her problems and we end up arguing.
5. (to roll)
a. to wind
Para hacer un pompón, comienza por envolver la lana alrededor de tus dedos.To make a pompom, start by winding the wool around your fingers.
envolverse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to cover oneself)
a. to wrap oneself up
Me envolví en una manta y me quedé dormido.I wrapped myself up in a blanket and fell asleep.
7. (to get engaged; used with "en")
a. to become involved in
Lo envolvieron en el caso por estar en el sitio equivocado a la hora equivocada.He became involved in the case by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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envolver
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (embalar)
a. to wrap (up)
envuélvamelo para regalo, por favorcould you giftwrap it, please?
2. (enrollar)
a. to wind
3. (implicar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
envolver a alguien ento involve somebody in
4. (cubrir, rodear)
a. to envelop, to cover
la niebla envolvía el vallethe valley was deep in mist
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
envolverse en o con algoto wrap oneself in something
envolverse en algoto get involved with something
se ha envuelto en un asunto de drogashe has got involved in something to do with drugs
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envolverenvuelto (participio_de_pasado)
transitive verb
1 (cubrir) (con papel) to wrap (up); (con ropa) to wrap (up); cover (up)
¿quiere que se lo envuelva? shall I wrap it (up) for you?; dos paquetes envueltos en papel two parcels wrapped in paper; llevaba al niño envuelto en una manta she was carrying the baby wrapped up in a blanket
envuelto en una capa
2 (rodear) to surround; shroud
una niebla espesa envolvía el castillo the castle was surrounded o shrouded in thick fog; su muerte está envuelta en misterio her death is shrouded in mystery
3 (involucrar) to involve;en in
lo han envuelto en el tráfico de drogas they've got him involved in drug trafficking
4 (contener) to contain
sus elogios envuelven una censura there is criticism contained in his praise
pronominal verb
envolverse
1 (con ropa) to wrap o.s. up;en in
2 (involucrarse) to become involved;en in
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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