ir de
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (used to express point of origin)
a. to go from
¿Cómo hago para ir de Madrid a Barcelona? ¿En coche, tren, autobús?How can I go from Madrid to Barcelona? Car, train, bus?
2. (used to express activity)
a. to go
Quiero ir de viaje a Alaska.I want to go on a trip to Alaska.
El año pasado fui de vacaciones a Malta.Last year I went on vacation to Malta.
3. (used to express subject matter)
a. to be about
¿De qué va el libro que estás leyendo? - Va del calentamiento global.What's the book you're reading about? - It's about global warming.
4. (clothing)
a. to go as (costume)
¿Se disfrazaron tus hijos en Halloween? - Sí, mi hija iba de princesa y mi hijo de pirata.Did your children dress up on Halloween? - Yes, my daughter went as a princess, and my son as a pirate.
b. to wear (color)
En el entierro todo el mundo iba de negro.Everyone wore black at the funeral.
5.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to believe oneself or pretend to be)
a. to act
La trató fatal en vida, y ahora va de viudo desconsolado.He treated her really bad when she was alive, and now he's acting the inconsolable widower.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Va de interesante, pero es la persona más aburrida que he conocido.He really thinks he's interesting, but he's the most boring person I've ever met.
Esa va de lista y se cree que nos va a engañar.She makes out she's clever, and she thinks she's going to fool us.
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