extrañar

extrañar(
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trah
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nyahr
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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 feel the absence of)
a. to miss
Extraño mucho a mi familia cuando estoy de viaje.I miss my family a lot when I'm traveling.
2. (to amaze)
a. to surprise
Me extraña que no haya venido a trabajar.It surprises me that she didn't come to work.
3. (legal)
a. to banish
Extrañaron al traidor a otro territorio.They banished the traitor to another country.
extrañarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to be amazed)
a. to be surprised
Me extrañé de que no se acordara de mi cumpleaños.I was surprised that she didn't remember my birthday.
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extrañar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sorprender)
a. to surprise
me extraña (que digas esto)I'm surprised (that you should say that)
no me extraña nada que no haya venidoI'm not in the least surprised he hasn't come
2. (echar de menos)
a. to miss
extraña mucho a sus amigosshe misses her friends a lot
3. (encontrar extraño)
a. to find strange, not to be used to
he dormido mal porque extraño la camaI slept badly because I'm not used to the bed
4. (desterrar)
a. to banish
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (sorprenderse de)
a. to be surprised
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extrañar
transitive verb
1 (sorprender) to surprise
eso me extraña that surprises me; I find that odd; ¡no me extrañaría! I wouldn't be surprised!; it wouldn't surprise me!; ¡ya me extrañaba a mí! I thought it was a bit strange!; me extrañaba que no hubieras venido I was surprised you hadn't come; me extrañaría que ... I'd be surprised if ...; no es de extrañar que ... it's hardly surprising that ...; it's no wonder that ...
2 (echar de menos) to miss
esta noche he extrañado mi cama last night I missed sleeping in my own bed; extraña mucho a sus padres he misses his parents a lot
3 (desterrar) to banish
pronominal verb
extrañarse
1 (sorprenderse) to be surprised
extrañarse de algo to be surprised at sth; me extrañé de la reacción de tu hermano I was surprised at your brother's reaction
se extrañó de nuestra presencia en la fiesta nos extrañamos de lo mucho que gastan
se extrañó de vernos juntos he was surprised to see us together; extrañarse de que ... to be surprised that ...
2 (negarse) to refuse
3 [+amigos] to become estranged; grow apart
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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