marearse
marearse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to feel nausea)
a. to get sick
Si Elsa come huevo, se marea.If Elsa eats eggs, she gets sick.
b. to feel ill
Eduardo se mareó así que no fue al colegio.Eduardo felt ill so he didn't go to school.
c. to get seasick (boat)
Te recomiendo tomar esta pastilla en caso de marearte.I suggest you take this pill if you get seasick.
d. to get carsick (automobile)
Es muy común marearse en el auto si vas leyendo.It's very common to get carsick if you're reading.
e. to get travel-sick (aviation and automobile)
Ana pasó todo el vuelo en el baño porque se mareó.Ana spent the whole flight in the bathroom because she got travel-sick.
2. (to be disoriented)
a. to get dizzy
Es muy común marearse o sentir vértigo en las alturas.It's very common to get dizzy or feel vertigo in high places.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to get disconcerted)
a. to get confused
Los alumnos se marearon con tanta información.The students got confused with so much information.
4. (to get intoxicated)
a. to get drunk
José se mareó y empezó a hacer imprudencias.José got drunk and started being imprudent.
marear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to produce nausea)
a. to make sick
Ciertos alimentos la marean ahora que está embarazada.Certain foods make her sick now that she's pregnant.
b. to make ill
La montaña rusa lo mareó.The roller coaster made him ill.
c. to make seasick (boat)
Los viajes en crucero lo marean.Cruise travel makes him seasick.
d. to make carsick (automobile)
Ir en el asiento de atrás me marea.Riding in the backseat makes me carsick.
e. to make travel-sick (aviation and automobile)
La turbulencia mareó a los pasajeros.The turbulence made the passengers travel-sick.
6. (to disorient)
a. to make dizzy
Levantarme tan rápido me mareó.Standing up too fast made me dizzy.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to disconcert)
a. to confuse
Me marearon con tanta información.They confused me with so much information.
8. (to intoxicate)
a. to make drunk
Tanto whisky mareó a Miguel.So much whisky made Miguel drunk.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to upset)
a. to annoy
Ana nos marea a todos en la oficina.Ana annoys everyone at the office.
b. to irritate
Roberto marea a la maestra con sus preguntas.Roberto irritates the teacher with his questions.
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marear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (provocar náuseas)
a. to make sick
2. (en coche, avión)
a. to make travel-sick
3. (en barco)
a. to make seasick
los viajes en barco me mareanI get seasick when I travel by boat
4. (aturdir)
a. to make dizzy
5. (colloquial)
a. to annoy
me marea con sus quejasshe drives me up the wall with her complaining
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (colloquial)
a. to be a pain
¡niño, deja de marear!you naughty boy! stop annoying me!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (tener náuseas)
a. to get o become sick
8. (en coche, avión)
a. to get travel-sick
9. (en barco)
a. to get seasick
10. (aturdirse)
a. to get dizzy
11. (emborracharse)
a. to get drunk
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marear
transitive verb
1 (Med)
marear a algn to make sb feel sick; el olor a alquitrán me marea the smell of tar makes me feel sick; el fuerte oleaje me marea the swell is making me feel seasick
leer en el coche me marea
2 (aturdir)
marear a algn to make sb (feel) dizzy; las alturas me marean heights make me (feel) dizzy
3 (emborrachar)
marear a algn to make sb feel drunk o light-headed
este vino tan fuerte le marea
4 (confundir)
no grites tanto, que me mareas don't shout so much, I can't hear myself think; ¡decídete y no me marees más! make up your mind and stop going on at me!
5 (Caribe) (México) (engañar) to cheat
intransitive verb
(Náutica) to sail; navigate
pronominal verb
marearse
1 (Med) to feel sick; (en coche) to get carsick; get travel-sick; (en barco) to get seasick
se mareó con el calor he felt sick because of the heat; the heat made him feel sick; ¿te mareas cuando vas en barco? do you get seasick when you travel by boat?; siempre me mareo en el coche I always get carsick
2 (aturdirse) to feel dizzy
te marearás si das tantas vueltas you'll get dizzy going round like that
3 (emborracharse) to get drunk o light-headed
4 (confundirse) to get confused
se mareó con tanta información repentina
5 (preocuparse)
no te marees con esto don't bother your head about this
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) [+paño] to fade
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