forjarse
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forjarse(
fohr
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hahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to create for oneself)
a. to build up
Vale la pena luchar por forjarse sus sueños.Fighting to build up your dreams is worth it.
b. to shape for oneself
Los jóvenes pueden forjarse un futuro mejor.Young people can shape a better future for themselves.
c. to be forged
Ojalá que se forjen nuevas alianzas para el desarrollo comercial en América Latina.Hopefully, new alliances will be forged for the commercial development of Latin America.
d. to carve out for oneself
Se forjó su propio destino a base de trabajar duro.He carved out his own destiny for himself through hard work.
2. (to make up)
a. to invent
La mujer se forjó una mentira tan irreal que la descubrieron de inmediato.The woman invented such an unrealistic lie that it was immediately found out.
b. to fabricate
Juan se ha forjado tantas mentiras que ya nadie lo cree.Juan has fabricated so many lies that no one believes him any more.
forjar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (metallurgy)
a. to forge
El herrero forjó las barras de acero.The blacksmith forged the steel bars.
b. to shape
Necesitamos un yunque y un martillo para forjar hierro.We need an anvil and a hammer to shape the iron.
4. (to produce)
a. to shape
Cada experiencia forja nuestro destino.Every experience shapes our destiny.
b. to forge
La alianza que forjaron estos dos países se ha mantenido fuerte.The alliance forged by these two countries has remained strong.
c. to build up
Sería ideal que ayudáramos a los niños a forjar sus sueños.It would be ideal if we helped children build up their dreams.
d. to make
Tengo que forjar un plan para alcanzar mi objetivo de ventas.I need to make a plan to achieve my sales target.
e. to create
La ley forjó las bases de un nuevo sistema electoral.The law created the foundations of a new electoral system.
5. (to make up)
a. to invent
El estafador forjó un sinfín de mentiras para defraudar a la gente.The hustler invented countless lies to scam people.
b. to fabricate
La estudiante forjó una historia para justificar sus faltas.The student fabricated a story to justify her absences.
c. to concoct
Su plan era forjar un engaño para asegurarse de que su madre no se percataría de su ausencia.His plan was to concoct a plan to make sure his mom wouldn't notice his absence.
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forjar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (metal)
a. to forge
2. (persona, nación)
a. to create, to form
las guerras forjan héroeswars create heroes
3. (mentira)
a. to invent
4. (plan)
a. to form
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (labrarse)
a. to carve out for oneself
6. (imaginarse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
forjarse demasiadas ilusionesto build up false hopes (for oneself)
7. (crearse, originarse)
a. to be forged
la revolución se forjó en las minas de carbónthe revolution was forged in the coal mines
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forjar
transitive verb
1 [+hierro] to forge; shape
2 (crear) (gen) to forge; shape; [+sueños, ilusiones] to build up
forjar un plan to hammer out a plan; tratamos de forjar un estado moderno we are trying to build a modern state
3 [+mentiras] to invent; concoct
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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