pasar sin

pasar sin(
pah
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sahr
 
seen
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cope without)
a. to manage without
Mis hijos no pueden pasar sin sus celulares, y yo en cambio a menudo me olvido de que tengo uno.My children can't manage without their cellphones, while I often forget I have one.
b. to do without
Como acabamos de comprar la casa, este año tendremos que pasar sin vacaciones.Since we've just bought the house, we'll have to do without a vacation this year.
c. to make do without
Carolina acaba de despedirse, así que tendremos que pasar sin secretaria hasta que encontremos otra.Carolina has just quit, so we'll have to make do without a secretary until we find a new one.
d. to get by without
Soy muy calurosa y no podría pasar sin aire acondicionado.I feel the heat badly and couldn't get by without air-conditioning.
pasarse sin
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to cope without)
a. to manage without
Yo no podría pasarme ni un solo día sin mi ayudante. Es una persona indispensable para mí.I couldn't manage not even one day without my asistant. He's someone indispensable for me.
b. to do without
La lavadora estaba estropeada, y tuvimos que pasarnos sin ella todo el fin de semana.The washing machine was broken, and we had to do whithout it all weekend.
c. to make do without
Ya no podemos permitirnos un chófer, así que tendremos que despedirlo y pasarnos sin él.We can't afford a chauffeur any more, so we'll have to dismiss him and make do without him.
d. to get by without
En la casa de campo no tenemos televisión, pero te aseguro que nos pasamos perfectamente sin ella.We don't have a television set in our country house, but I assure you we get by without it just fine.
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