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-you prick
Presentconjugation ofespinar.
-you prick
Presentvosconjugation ofespinar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to puncture)
a. to prick
Mi compañero de clase me espinó sin querer con una tachuela cuando estábamos colgando el cartel.My classmate accidentally pricked me with a thumbtack when we were hanging the sign.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to offend)
a. to hurt
Tus insultos me espinaron y me hicieron llorar.Your insults hurt me and made me cry.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (area full of thorns)
a. thorny place
Iba caminando por el bosque y se me enganchó la camiseta al llegar a un espinar.I was walking through the forest and my t-shirt got stuck in a thorny place.
b. thorn brake
Mi perro corrió por el espinar y quedó como si un puercoespín lo hubiera atacado.My dog ran through the thorn brake and looked like he'd gotten attacked by a porcupine.
4. (obstacle)
a. difficulty
La prueba de resistencia es otro espinar que tenemos que sortear.The endurance test is another difficulty that we need to overcome.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to stick oneself)
a. to prick oneself
Me espiné con la aguja cuando estaba cosiendo un botón.I pricked myself with the needle when I was sewing on a button.
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transitive verb
1 (punzar) to prick
2 (ofender) to sting; hurt; nettle
pronominal verb
espinarse to prick o.s.
1 (Botánica) thicket; thornbrake; thorny place
2 (dificultad) difficulty
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