llamar a algo o a alguien

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llamar a algo o a alguien(
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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 designate something or someone)
a. to call something or someone
Llamar a algo o a alguien por un nombre es nombrarlo, y nombrar es una de las principales funciones del lenguaje.Calling something or someone by a name is to name them, and naming is one of the main functions of language.
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
2. (to designate something or someone)
a. to call something or someone
Cuando llamas a algo o a alguien inútil, sin darle una oportunidad, lo condenas de antemano al fracaso.When you call something or someone useless, without giving them a chance, you condemn them to failure beforehand.
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