hacer la cena

hacer la cena(
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sehr
 
lah
 
seh
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nah
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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 cook dinner)
a. to make dinner
¿Quién hace la cena esta noche?Who's making dinner tonight?
b. to prepare dinner
A Pablo le encanta preparar la cena, así que yo plancho.Pablo loves to prepare dinner, so I do the ironing.
c. to get dinner ready
Yo haré la cena mientras tú le das un baño al bebé.I'll get dinner ready while you bathe the baby.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to cook dinner for)
a. to make dinner for
Tú cocinas mucho. Esta noche yo te prepararé la cena.You cook a lot. Tonight I'm making dinner for you.
b. to prepare dinner for
Nosotros les hacemos la cena a los niños siempre juntos.We always prepare dinner for the kids together.
hacerse la cena
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
3. (used reflexively; to cook dinner for oneself)
a. to make dinner for oneself
Me hice la cena y vi algo de tele antes de irme a la cama.I made dinner for myself and watched some TV before going to bed.
b. to prepare dinner for oneself
Los hijos de David están aprendiendo a hacerse la cena.David's children are learning to prepare dinner for themselves.
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