improvisar
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improvisar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to do without preparation)
a. to improvise
Ibamos a jugar al beisbol pero empezó a llover, así que improvisamos un plan en mi casa.We were going to play baseball, but it started to rain, so we improvised a plan at my place.
b. to rustle up
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Raquel y su novio vinieron a comer, así que improvisé un menú.Raquel and her boyfriend came for lunch so I rustled up a menu.
c. to ad-lib
Los actores improvisaron una escena que finalmente no se incluyó en la película.The actors ad-libbed a scene which wasn't finally included in the movie.
d. to extemporize
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
La interpretación improvisada del cantante recibió un gran aplauso.The singer's extemporized performance received rapturous applause.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to do something without preparation)
a. to improvise
Como no teníamos las herramientas apropiadas, tuvimos que improvisar.Since we didn't have the right tools, we had to improvise.
b. to ad-lib
La actriz olvidó sus líneas y tuvo que improvisar.The actress forgot his line and she had to ad-lib.
c. to extemporize
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El público estaba cautivado por la banda improvisando con sus instrumentos.The audience were enthralled by the band extemporizing on their instruments.
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improvisar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (discurso, plan)
a. to improvise
2. (comida)
a. to rustle up, to improvise
improvisar una camato make (up) a makeshift bed
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (músico, orador)
a. to improvise
4. (actor)
a. to ad-lib
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improvisar
transitive verb
[+discurso] to improvise; [+comida] to rustle up (familiar); [+música] to extemporize; [+representación] to ad-lib;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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