insist
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insist(
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sihst
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reiterate)
a. insistir en
The waiter insisted that they were out of beer.El camarero insistió en que ya no les quedaba cerveza.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to be determined)
a. insistir
Will you come? - If you insist.¿Vendrás? - Si insistes.
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insist
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to insist that…insistir en que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. insistir
to insist on somethingexigir algo
to insist on doing somethinginsistir en hacer algo
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insist [ɪnˈsɪst]
intransitive verb
insistir
if you insist si insistes; to insist on sth (repeat) insistir en algo; (demand) exigir algo; (emphasize) [+point, aspect, benefit] hacer hincapié en algo; she always insists on the best siempre exige lo mejor; he insists on his version of events se reafirma en su versión de los hechos; to insist on doing sth insistir en hacer algo; he insists on provoking me insiste or se empeña en provocarme
she insisted on being present at the interview
transitive verb
to insist that insistir en que; he insisted that it was so insistió en que era así; I insisted that it be done insistí en que se hiciera
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "insist"
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I insist that you work
insisto en que trabajes
we insist that you eat with us
insistimos en que comas con nosotros
insist on
insistir en
I insist that
insisto en que
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