A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to feel)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. to sense
En la comida familiar se mascaba la tensión entre los hermanos.One could sense tension among the brothers during the family meal.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to munch)
a. to chew
Me gusta mascar chicle cuando toco el piano. Me ayuda a mantenerme tranquilo y concentrado.I like to chew gum when I play piano. It helps me stay calm and focused.
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2 [+palabras] to mumble; mutter
mascar un asunto
dar mascado un asunto to explain sth in very simple terms
intransitive verb (masticar) to chew; especialmente (Latinoamérica) (masticar tabaco) to chew tobacco; (And) (masticar coca) to chew coca;
pronominal verbmascarse to sense
en la plaza de toros se mascaba la tragedia you could sense tragedy in the bullring
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