impresionar

impresionar(
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preh
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syoh
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nahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make an impact on)
a. to impress
Trabajé muy duro este mes para impresionar a mi nuevo jefe.I worked very hard this month to impress my new boss.
b. to strike
La belleza de aquel sitio me impresionó.I was struck by the beauty of that place.
2. (to cause an emotional reaction)
a. to move
Esa historia triste que me contaste me impresionó mucho.That sad story you told me really moved me.
b. to shock
Me impresionó ver el estado en que quedó la casa después del incendio.I was shocked to see the state of the house after the fire.
c. to affect
Nos impresionó mucho la muerte de la hija de nuestros vecinos.We were deeply affected by the death of our neighbors' daughter.
3. (photography)
a. to expose
Ahora que hemos impresionado la película, tenemos que procesarla.Now that we have exposed the film, we need to process it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to make an impact)
a. to make an impression
Me siento preparada y lista para impresionar en la entrevista.I feel ready and prepared to make an impression at the interview.
b. to impress
Eufemia se viste con ropa carísima, y nada más lo hace para impresionar.Eufemia wears really expensive clothes, and she does it just to impress.
impresionarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to be impacted)
a. to be impressed
Me impresioné al escuchar la voz tan linda que tiene Sonia.I was impressed when I heard Sonia's beautiful singing voice.
6. (to be affected)
a. to be moved
Carlos se impresionó mucho cuando vio las fotos de los desplazados.Carlos was very moved when he saw the photos of the refugees.
b. to be shocked
Me impresioné terriblemente al oír la mala noticia del terremoto.I was totally shocked when I heard the terrible news of the earthquake.
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impresionar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (maravillar)
a. to impress
2. (emocionar)
a. to move
3. (conmocionar, horrorizar)
a. to shock
4. (photography)
a. to expose
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (maravillar)
a. to make an impression
6. (emocionar)
a. to be moving
7. (conmocionar, horrorizar)
a. to be shocking
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
8. (maravillarse)
a. to be impressed
9. (emocionarse)
a. to be moved
10. (conmocionarse, horrorizarse)
a. to be shocked
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impresionar
transitive verb
1 (Técnica) [+disco] to cut; [+foto] to expose
película sin impresionar unexposed film
2 [+persona] (causar impresión a) to impress; strike; (conmover) to move; affect; (horrorizar) to shock
no se deja impresionar fácilmente he is not easily impressed; la noticia de su muerte me impresionó mucho the news of his death had a profound effect on me
intransitive verb
(causar impresión) to make an impression
lo hace sólo para impresionar he does it just to impress
pronominal verb
impresionarse
1 (sorprenderse, asustarse) to be affected
2 (conmoverse) to be moved; be affected
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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