hacer trastadas

hacer trastadas
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 misbehave)
a. to be up to mischief
Mucho cuidado con Mario. Ese niño travieso siempre anda haciendo trastadas.Be very careful with Mario. That naughty boy is always up to mischief.
b. to pull pranks
¿No te parece que estás un poco grande ya para estar haciendo trastadas de este tipo, Manuel?Don't you think you're a bit too old to be pulling pranks of this kind, Manuel?
c. to play pranks
Los profesores de Samuel lo consideraban un estudiante problema porque siempre estaba haciendo trastadas.Samuel's teachers considered him a problem student because he was always playing pranks.
d. to carry on
Si sigues haciendo trastadas, te van a expulsar del colegio.If you keep carrying on, they're going to expel you from school.
2. (to do things the wrong way)
Regionalism used in Panama
a. to mess up
Gabriel despidió a su asistente porque solo hacía trastadas.Gabriel fired his assistant because he kept messing up.
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
3. (to not play fair)
a. to play dirty tricks (used with "on")
Paolo no es de confiar. Siempre le anda haciendo trastadas a la gente.Paolo is not trustworthy. He's always playing dirty tricks on people.
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