mojar(
moh
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hahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to cover with liquid)
a. to get wet
¡Ten cuidado! Me mojaste con tu bebida.Look out! You got me wet with your drink.
b. to wet
Podrías mojar una servilleta y tallar la mancha hasta que se quite.You could wet a napkin and rub the stain until it comes out.
c. to dampen
Moja tus lentes y frótalas con un paño suave.Dampen your glasses and rub them with a soft cloth.
d. to moisten
Voy a mojar el pescado con aceite de oliva para que conserve su textura.I'm going to moisten the fish with olive oil so that it keeps its texture.
e. to drench
Me gusta mojar el burrito con mucha salsa.I like to drench my burrito in a lot of sauce.
f. to soak
El chef dijo que mojaramos las ollas por unas horas en agua caliente para quitar lo quemado.The chef said we should soak the pots for a few hours in hot water to remove the burnt food.
2. (to submerge)
a. to dip
Estaría bien mojar las fresas en chocolate, ¿no crees?It would be nice to dip the strawberries in chocolate, don't you think?
b. to dunk
¿Tienes biscotes para mojar en el café?Do you have any biscotti to dunk in my coffee?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to offer money or inducement)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
a. to bribe
¡Qué va! Es obvio que alguien mojó la mano al árbitro.No way! Someone obviously bribed the referee.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to celebrate)
a. to celebrate with a drink
Vamos a mojar el ascenso de Gerardo después del trabajo hoy.We're going to celebrate Gerardo's promotion with a drink after work today.
5. (to urinate in)
a. to wet
La bebé ya mojó su pañal de nuevo.The baby just wet her diaper again.
mojarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to moisten)
a. to get wet
Se mojó cuando le sorprendió la tormenta.He got wet when he got caught in the storm.
b. to get soaked
Se cayó a la piscina y se mojó todo.He fell in the pool and got completely soaked.
c. to wet
Mójate un poco el cabello para que sea más fácil peinártelo.Wet your hair a little so it's easier to style it.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become implicated)
a. to get involved
Se mojó en la política del sindicato y ya no tiene salida.He got involved in union politics, and now can't get himself out.
b. to stick one's neck out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Yo me mojé por tu proyecto y ¿así es cómo me las pagas?I stuck my neck out for your project, and this is how you repay me?
8. (to urinate)
a. to wet oneself
¡Ups! El cachorro se orinó cuando escuchó el relámpago.Oops! The puppy wet itself when it heard the bolt of lightning.
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mojar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to wet
2. (humedecer)
a. to moisten
3. (comida)
a. to dunk
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (con agua)
a. to get wet
se ha mojado la ropathe clothes have got wet
no dejes que se moje la cámaradon't let the camera get wet
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
yo prefiero no mojarmeI don't want to get involved
no se moja por nadiehe wouldn't stick his neck out for anyone
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mojar
transitive verb
1 (involuntariamente) to get wet; (voluntariamente) to wet; (humedecer) to damp(en); moisten; (empapar) to drench; soak
¡no mojes la alfombra! don't get the carpet wet!; mojar la cabeza al niño to wet the baby's head; el niño ha mojado la cama the baby's wet the bed; moja un poco el trapo dampen the cloth; la lluvia nos mojó a todos we all got soaked in the rain; moje ligeramente el sello moisten the stamp a little; mojar la ropa en agua to soak o steep the washing in water
moja la camisa en agua antes de lavarla para ver si encoge antes de ponerte los vaqueros, mójalos en agua dentro de una palangana mojarle la(s) oreja(s) a algn El Atlético nos mojó la oreja durante gran parte del encuentro aquel debate de a3tv en que Aznar le mojó la oreja a González El PP, en este caso, les había mojado la oreja obligando a rectificar al propio Felipe González nos vienen los altos magistrados con un memorándum al Rey /porque les mojan la oreja los del Tribunal Constitucional/
2 (meter) to dip
mojar el pan en el café to dip o dunk one's bread in one's coffee; mojar la pluma en la tinta to dip one's pen into the ink
3 [+triunfo] to celebrate with a drink
4
mojarla
mojar el churro
to dip one's wick (vulgar)
5 (Lingüística) to palatalize
6 (apuñalar) to stab
7 (Caribe) [+camarero] to tip; (sobornar) to bribe
intransitive verb
mojar en (hacer pinitos) to dabble in; (entrometerse) to meddle o get involved in
pronominal verb
mojarse
1 (humedecerse) (reflexivo) to get wet
mojarse hasta los huesos to get soaked to the skin
mojarse el pelo (involuntariamente) to get one's hair wet; (voluntariamente) to wet one's hair; me he mojado las mangas I got my sleeves wet
2 (comprometerse) to get one's feet wet
no se mojó he kept out of it; he didn't get involved
3
mojarse las orejas (S. Cone) to give way; back down
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