organizar
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organizar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to arrange and plan)
a. to organize
Me urge ya organizar los libros que compramos en la venta de la biblioteca.I really need to organize the books we bought at the library sale.
Voy a organizar una fiesta sorpresa para mi hermana.I'm going to organize a surprise party for my sister.
b. to organise (United Kingdom)
Organizamos una reunión del consejo de padres y maestros cada mes.We organise a meeting of the parent teacher council every month.
2. (to structure)
a. to organize
La biblioteca está muy bien organizada.The library is very well organized.
b. to organise (United Kingdom)
He organizado los libros por género y entonces autor.I've organised the books by genre and then author.
3. (to create)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to cause
Los manifestantes organizaron un tremendo lío afuera de la reunión del G6.The protesters caused a huge commotion outside the G6 summit.
organizarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
4. (to plan one's time)
a. to organize oneself
Me tengo que organizar mejor para aprovechar el tiempo.I have to organize myself better to make good use of time.
b. to organise oneself (United Kingdom)
El candidato ideal deberá, desde luego, saber organizarse sin mucha supervisión.The ideal candidate should, of course, know how to organise herself without much supervision.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (to break out)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se organizó una pelea afuera del bar.There was a fight outside the bar.
Cuando el jugador del Real Madrid se fue al Barcelona, se organizó menudo escándalo.When the Real Madrid player left for Barcelona, all hell broke loose.
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organizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to organize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (persona)
a. to organize oneself
3. (pelea, lío)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to break out, to happen suddenly
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organizar
transitive verb
1 [+fiesta, espectáculo] to organize
2 [+jaleo, pelea]
los marineros organizaron un auténtico alboroto the sailors created o made a real commotion; ¡menuda has organizado! you've really stirred things up, haven't you!
pronominal verb
organizarse
1 [+persona] to organize o.s.; get o.s. organized
te tienes que organizar mejor you need to organize yourself better; you need to get yourself better organized
2 [+jaleo, pelea]
se organizó una pelea tremenda there was a terrific punch-up (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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