marchar
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marchar(
mahr
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chahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to part)
a. to walk
Los manifestantes marcharon hacia el malecón.The demonstrators walked toward the boardwalk.
b. to go
¿Qué tal si marchamos al campo este fin de semana?How about we go to the countryside this weekend?
c. to leave
Mis amigos marcharon del restaurante a las 8 pm.My friends left the restaurant at 8 pm.
2. (to function)
a. to work
Mi auto ya marcha bien después de la afinación.My car is working well now after the tune-up.
b. to go
Todo está marchando bien en la empresa.Everything is going well at the company.
3. (military)
a. to march
Los soldados marcharon de Alemania a Bélgica al comienzo de la Primera Guerra Mundial.The soldiers marched from Germany to Belgium at the beginning of World War I.
marcharse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to part)
a. to go
Después de ir a Grecia, nos marchamos a Italia.After going to Greece, we went to Italy.
b. to leave
Felicia ya se marchó a la escuela.Felicia already left for school.
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marchar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (andar)
a. to walk
2. (partir)
a. to leave, to go
3. (funcionar)
a. to work
hay algo aquí que no marcharsomething's not quite right here
4. (desarrollarse)
a. to progress
el negocio marchabusiness is going well
¡marchando!coming up!
¡marchando dos cafés con leche!two white coffees, coming up!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to leave, to go
se marchó de aquí cuando era muy pequeñohe left here when he was very young
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marchar
intransitive verb
1 (ir) to go; (andar) to walk
marcharon a pie they went on foot; marcharon hacia el pueblo they walked towards the village
2 (Mil) to march
3
¡marchando, que llegamos tarde! get a move on, we'll be late!; —¡un café! —¡marchando! "a coffee, please" — "right away, sir!"
4 [+mecanismo] to work
mi reloj no marcha my watch isn't working; el motor no marcha the engine isn't working; the engine won't work; el motor marcha mal the engine isn't running properly; marchar en vacío to idle
5 (desarrollarse) to go
todo marcha bien everything is going well; el proyecto marcha the plan is working (out); el negocio no marcha the business is getting nowhere; ¿cómo marcha eso o marchan las cosas? especialmente (Latinoamérica) how's it going?; how are things?
6 (Caribe) (S. Cone) [+caballo] to trot
7 (México) to do military service
pronominal verb
marcharse to go (away); leave
¿os marcháis? are you leaving?; con permiso, me marcho if you don't mind I must go; es tarde, me marcho a casa it's late, I'm going home; me marché de casa a los veinte años I left home when I was twenty; ¿cuándo te marchas de vacaciones? when are you going on holiday?; se marchó de la capital he left the capital; marcharse a otro sitio to go somewhere else
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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