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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to delight)
a. to amuse
Nos divirtió con sus historias y experiencias.He amused us with his stories and experiences.
b. to entertain
El mago divirtió al grupo de niños.The magician entertained the group of children.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to have fun)
a. to have fun
Nos divertimos mucho en nuestro viaje.We had a lot of fun on our trip.
b. to have a good time
Los niños se divirtieron en el parque de diversiones.The kids had a good time at the amusement park.
c. to enjoy oneself
No recuerdo la última vez que me divertí tanto.I can't remember the last time I enjoyed myself so much.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to entertain, to amuse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to enjoy oneself
se divirtieron muchísimo en la excursiónthey had a great time on the trip, they really enjoyed the trip
se divierte con cualquier cosashe's easily amused
¡que te diviertas/os divirtáis!have a nice time!, enjoy yourself/yourselves!
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transitive verb
1 (hacer reír)
la película me divirtió mucho sus historias le divierten mucho
sus imitaciones divierten mucho al público the audience find his impressions very funny o amusing
nos divierte verlos discutir
2 (entretener) to entertain; amuse
divirtió a los niños con sus juegos de magia he entertained the children with his magic tricks; he kept the children amused with his magic tricks
3 (distraer) to distract
usa esa treta para divertir al enemigo
pronominal verb
1 (pasarlo bien) to have a good time; enjoy o.s.
¡que te diviertas! have a good time!; enjoy yourself!
os estáis divirtiendo a mi costa se divierte de nuestras penas tu novio se está divirtiendo de ti
2 (distraerse) to amuse o.s.
le compré este juego para que se divirtiera I bought him this game to keep him amused; cantamos solo por o para divertirnos we sing just for fun
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