estorbar

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estorbar(
ehs
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tohr
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bahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to impede)
a. to get in the way of
El camión de la basura estorba la entrada al club cada mañana.The trash truck gets in the way of the club entrance every morning.
b. to be in the way of
La escalera que hay en mitad del pasillo estorba el paso de la gente.The ladder in the middle of the hall is in the way of people who want to get by.
c. to obstruct
Hay unas vacas que están estorbando la circulación en la carretera.There are some cows obstructing traffic on the highway.
d. to hinder
Lo único que hace Gloria en las juntas es estorbar nuestro avance.The only thing Gloria does at the meetings is hinder our progress.
2. (to disturb)
a. to bother
Ya le he dicho mil veces al vecino que su música tan alta me estorba.I've already told my neighbor hundreds of times that his loud music bothers me.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to impede)
a. to be in the way
¿Estoy estorbando? - No, ahí estás bien.Am I in the way? - No, you're fine there.
b. to get in the way
Dime dónde puedo poner las cajas para que no estorben.Tell me where I can put the boxes so they won't get in the way.
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estorbar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (molestar)
a. to bother
2. (obstaculizar)
a. to hinder
le estorba el flequillo para jugar al tenishis fringe bothers him when he plays tennis
el abrigo me estorba con tanto calorI find wearing my coat uncomfortable in this heat
esta mesa estorba el pasothis table is in people's way
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (estar en medio)
a. to be in the way
no hace más que estorbarall he does is get in the way
4. (molestar)
a.
no quites el aire acondicionado, que no estorbadon't turn the air conditioning off, it's not bothering me
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estorbar
intransitive verb
to be in the way
estas maletas están estorbando aquí these cases are in the way here; siempre estás estorbando you're always getting in the way
transitive verb
1 (obstaculizar) [+paso, avance] to get in the way of; [+trabajo, progreso] to hinder; [+circulación] to slow down
2 (molestar) to bother
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