merendar(
meh
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rehn
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dahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to eat something light)
a. to have an afternoon snack
¿Te apetece algo para merendar?Do you feel like having an afternoon snack?
b. to have tea (United Kingdom)
¿Merendamos a las 5 pm?Shall we have tea at 5 pm?
2. (to eat the evening meal)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
a. to have dinner
Vamos a merendar a las 8 pm.We're going to have dinner at 8 pm.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to eat something light)
a. to have as an afternoon snack
He merendado unas galletas.I had cookies as an afternoon snack.
b. to have for tea (United Kingdom)
Merendamos tartas de distintos tipos y chocolate caliente.We had different kinds of cakes and hot chocolate for tea.
4. (to eat the evening meal)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
a. to have for dinner
¿Qué vamos a merendar esta noche?What are we going to have for dinner tonight?
merendarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to beat)
a. to thrash
Se merendó a su oponente por 3 a 0.He thrashed his opponent 3-0.
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merendar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to have tea
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. to have for tea
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
merendarse a alguiento thrash somebody
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merendar
intransitive verb
to have an afternoon snack; have tea; (en el campo) to have a picnic;
transitive verb
1 (comer) to have as an afternoon snack; have for tea
2 (mirar)
merendar lo que escribe otro to look at what somebody else is writing; merendar las cartas de otro to peep at sb else's cards
pronominal verb
merendarse
1
merendarse a algn [+adversario] to thrash sb (familiar); walk all over sb (familiar); (Latinoamérica) (matar) to bump sb off (familiar); (And) (pegar) to beat sb up (familiar); (S. Cone) (estafar) to fleece sb (familiar)
se merendaron a los húngaros como si nada el día menos pensado, se lo pueden merendar. O se comerán sus entrañas cuando sea cadáver político
2 (acabar con) [+libro] to devour; [+país, territorio] to take over
EE UU acaba de merendarse a Granada y amenaza a Nicaragua se acabarán merendando a lo que queda de la Bosnia musulmana
3
merendarse una fortuna to squander a fortune
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Phrases with "merendar"
Here are the most popular phrases with "merendar." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
si quieres merendar, puedes comer una fruta
if you want to have an afternoon snack, you can have some fruit
Examples
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