estar preparado
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estar preparado(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be set; often used with "para")
a. to be prepared
Ningún soldado está preparado para soportar el estrés postraumático que tantos padecen después de una guerra prolongada.No soldier is prepared to endure the post-traumatic stress that so many suffer after a long war.
b. to be ready
Saludamos a un nuevo concursante. José, de Málaga. ¿Estás preparado, José? Ahí va la primera pregunta.We welcome a new contestant. Jose, from Malaga. Are you ready, Jose? Here's your first question.
2. (to have knowledge)
a. to be qualified
Los alumnos salen de la escuela altamente preparados.The students are highly qualified when they leave the school.
b. to be well-trained
Todos nuestros profesores están muy preparados y tienen mucha experiencia.All our teachers are well-trained and have a lot of experience.
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