give me a break
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give me a break(
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breyk
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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 give me a rest)
a. darme un respiro
I need you to give me a break. Would you stay up with the baby tonight?Necesito que me des un respiro. ¿Te quedaría despierto con el bebé esta noche?
2. (to give me a chance)
a. darme una oportunidad
I know that if someone gave me a break, I could make it big.Sé que si alguien me diera una oportunidad, podría triunfar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. dame un respiro
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Do you want to hang out tonight? - Give me a break. We've spent every day of the week together.¿Quieres pasar el rato esta noche? - Dame un respiro. Hemos pasado todos los días de la semana juntos.
b. deme un respiro
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Would you take on these five new projects? - Please, give me a break. I'm over my head in work.¿Podría tomar estos cinco nuevos proyectos? - Por favor, deme un respiro. Estoy sobrecargada de trabajo.
4. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. dame una oportunidad
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I know I messed up. Give me a break, please. I don't want to lose you.Sé que metí la pata. Dame una oportunidad, por favor. No te quiero perder.
b. deme una oportunidad
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Give me a break. I won't let you down.Deme una oportunidad. No lo defraudaré.
5. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. denme un respiro (plural)
Dad, what are you making for dinner? - Girls, give me a break. Order pizza today.Papá, ¿qué vas a cocina para la cenar? - Chicas, denme un respiro. Pidan pizza hoy.
6. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. denme una oportunidad (plural)
I beg you, give me an opportunity to redeem myself.Les ruego, denme la oportunidad de redimirme.
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