fingir
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fingir(
feen
-
heer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to simulate)
a. to feign
Si Ana te habla de su nuevo novio, trata de fingir indiferencia.If Ana tells you about her new boyfriend, try to feign indifference.
b. to pretend
El niño fingió estar dormido cuando su mamá abrió la puerta de su cuarto.The boy pretended to be asleep when his mom opened the door to his room.
c. to fake
Robert fingió la firma de su cuñado para cobrar un cheque.Robert faked his brother-in-law's signature to cash a check.
2. (to mimic)
a. to imitate
Soy muy malo para fingir voces.I'm bad at imitating voices.
b. to put on
Cuando no quiere hablar con alguien al teléfono, Sally finge la voz de su hermana.When she doesn't want speak to someone on the phone, Sally puts on her sister's voice.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to make believe)
a. to pretend
No le creas a Tom; vive fingiendo.Don't trust Tom; he's always pretending.
fingirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to simulate)
a. to pretend to be
Emi se fingió dormida para no contestar a la puerta.Emi pretended she was asleep so as not to answer the door.
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fingir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to feign
fingió no saber nadahe pretended not to know anything
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. to pretend
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
se fingió enfermo/cansadohe pretended to be ill/tired
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fingir
transitive verb
to feign
intenté fingir indiferencia I tried to feign indifference o to appear indifferent; fingió interés he pretended to be interested
lo habrán fingido
fingir hacer algo to pretend to do sth; finge dormir o que duerme he's pretending to be asleep
intransitive verb
to pretend
¡no finjas más! stop pretending!
pronominal verb
fingirse
fingirse dormido to pretend to be asleep; fingirse muerto to play dead; act dead; fingirse un sabio to pretend to be an expert
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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