no estar

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no estar(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (used to express a quality)
a. not to be
Este pastel no está dulce. ¿De qué está hecho? - Tiene pescado.This pie isn't sweet. What's it made of? - It's got fish.
2. (used to express an emotion or state)
a. not to be
No estoy enojado. - Sí lo estás. Reconócelo.I'm not angry. - Yes, you are. Admit it.
3. (used to indicate location)
a. not to be
Siento no estar allí para celebrar la Navidad con ustedes.I'm sorry I can't be there to celebrate Christmas with you.
4. (used to refer to appearance)
a. not to look
¿Quieres que te diga la verdad? No estás muy elegante que digamos con esas zapatillas.You want the truth? You don't look terribly elegant in those sneakers.
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