hacer una pausa

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hacer una pausa(
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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 pause
Tras su comentario humorístico, el orador hizo una pausa hasta que se extinguieron las risas del público.After his humorous comment, the speaker paused until the laughter of the audience died down.
b. to take a break
Trabajo en casa y siempre hago una pausa a media mañana para ir a dar un paseo.I work at home and always take a break in the middle of the morning to go for a walk.
c. to have a break
Pareces cansado. ¿Por qué no haces una pausa?You look tired. Why don't you have a break?
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"A la 1 pm haremos una pausa para almorzar", dijo el profesor."There will be a pause for lunch at 1 pm," said the teacher.
Cuando acabemos de escribir los emails, haremos una pausa para tomar café.When we finish writing the emails, we'll have a coffee break.
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