hacerle gracia a alguien

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hacerle gracia a alguien(
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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 amuse someone)
a. to make someone laugh
El chiste que contaste me hizo mucha gracia.The joke you told made me laugh a lot.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Su forma de andar me hace gracia. Parece un pingüino.Her way of walking is funny. She looks like a penguin.
Me hace gracia que las dos seamos de Sevilla pero nos conociéramos en Fráncfort.It's funny we both come from Seville but met in Frankfurt.
2. (used ironically)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me hace gracia que me digas que debo dejar de fumar cuando tú fumas más que yo.It's funny you telling me I should quit smoking when you smoke more than I do.
Eres una hipócrita. - Me hace gracia que tú precisamente digas eso.You're a hypocrite. - It's funny that you of all people should say that.
3. (to please someone)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo creo que a tu hermana le hace gracia Luis. ¿No viste cómo lo mira?I think your sister likes Luis. Didn't you see the way she looks at him?
No estoy enamorado de ella, pero debo reconocer que me hace gracia.I'm not in love with her, but I must admit I like her.
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