esforzarse por

esforzarse por(
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fohr
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sahr
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to make an effort to
Se esforzó por aparentar tranquilidad, pero se notaba que estaba muy nervioso.He made an effort to appear calm, but you could tell he was very nervous.
b. to try hard to
Mis amigos se esforzaron mucho por que mi estancia en la ciudad fuera agradable, y lo consiguieron.My friends tried really hard to make my stay in the city a pleasant one, and they succeeded.
c. to strive to
Marta se esfuerza por hacer su trabajo lo mejor posible. Es una perfeccionista.Marta strives to do her job as well as possible. She's a perfectionist.
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