knock on the door

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knock on the door(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to rap on the door)
a. llamar a la puerta
I was sleeping on the couch when suddenly, I heard someone knock on the door.Estaba durmiendo cuando de repente, oí a alguien llamar a la puerta.
b. tocar a la puerta
I knocked on the door, but no one answered.Toqué a la puerta, pero nadie respondió.
c. tocar la puerta
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I knocked on the door and a dog started barking.Toqué la puerta y un perro empezó a ladrar.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. llama a la puerta
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Knock on the door when you get here.Llama a la puerta cuando llegues.
b. toca a la puerta
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Toca a la puerta, y alguien te abrirá.Knock on the door, and someone will let you in.
c. llame a la puerta
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
If the doorbell doesn't work, knock on the door.Si no funciona el timbre, llame a la puerta.
d. toque a la puerta
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Knock on the door, and if no one answers, you may enter.Toque a la puerta, y si nadie responde, puede entrar.
3. (imperative; used to address more than one person)
a. llamen a la puerta (plural)
Knock on the door. There may be someone home.Llamen a la puerta. Puede haber alguien en casa.
b. toquen a la puerta (plural)
Knock on the door. - We already did. She's coming.Toquen a la puerta. - Ya lo hicimos. Ya viene.
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