hablar mal de
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hablar mal de(
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blahr
 
mahl
 
deh
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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. (general)
a. to speak badly of
Juliana siempre habla mal de su jefe.Juliana always speaks badly of her boss.
b. to speak ill of
Jamás hables mal de los muertos.Never speak ill of the dead.
c. to criticize
No confío en esa mujer. Joaquín siempre habla mal de ella.I don't trust that woman. Joaquin always criticizes her.
d. to criticise (United Kingdom)
Me enteré de que has estado hablando mal de mí a mis espaldas.I found out that you've been criticising me behind my back.
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