intrigue
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intrigue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (scheme)
a. la intriga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
John is a journalist devoted to exposing political intrigues.John es un periodista dedicado a poner al descubierto las intrigas políticas.
2. (clandestine love affair)
a. la aventura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I had a short intrigue with my friend's wife last summer.Tuve una corta aventura con la mujer de mi amigo el verano pasado.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to arouse one's curiosity)
a. intrigar
The topic of Sara's thesis intrigued everyone in the linguistics department.El tema de la tesis de Sara intrigó a todos en el departamento de lingüística.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to conspire; often used with "against")
a. intrigar
A group of far-right radicals intrigued against the Prime Minister.Un grupo de radicales de extrema derecha intrigaron en contra del primer ministro.
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intrigue
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la intriga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (interest)
a. intrigar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (conspire)
a. intrigar, conspirar
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intrigue [ɪnˈtriːɡ]
noun
(plot) intriga (f); (amorous) aventura (f) (sentimental); amorío (m)
a web of intrigue una maraña de intriga
transitive verb
fascinar
I am intrigued to know whether ... me intriga saber si ...; estoy intrigado por saber si ...; we were intrigued by a sign outside a shop nos llamó la atención el letrero de una tienda
intransitive verb
intrigar;against contra;
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intrigué I intrigued
The word intrigué is the preterite form of intrigar in the first person singular. See the full intrigar conjugation.
intrigar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arouse interest in)
a. to intrigue
Me intrigaba el proyecto medioambiental y quería informarme más sobre él.I was intrigued by the environmental project and wanted to find out more about it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to make secret plans)
a. to scheme
Lucía comenzó a intrigar para enemistar a Lucas y Eugenio.Lucia began to scheme to put Lucas and Eugenio at odds.
b. to plot
El príncipe intrigaba contra el rey para que abdicara el trono.The prince plotted against the king to make him abdicate the throne.
intrigarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to have curiosity)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to be intrigued
Me intrigué pero no me animé a preguntar nada.I was intrigued, but I didn't dare to ask anything.
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intrigar
transitive verb
1 (interesar) to intrigue
lo que más me intriga del caso es ... the most intriguing aspect of the case is ...; me tienes intrigada you've got me intrigued
Bueno bueno, y ahora que os tengo tan intrigados. ¿Qué teneis que hacer?
2 (Latinoamérica) [+asunto] to conduct in a surprising way
intransitive verb
to scheme; plot
pronominal verb
intrigarse (Latinoamérica) to be intrigued
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