pasar un rato

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pasar un rato(
pah
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sahr
 
oon
 
rrah
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toh
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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. (to spend time)
a. to spend some time
Me gusta pasar un rato con mi tía Silvia todas las semanas.I like to spend some time with my Aunt Silvia every week.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Yo solo pretendía pasar un rato agradable con nuestros amigos y tú me has arruinado la noche.I just wanted to have a good time with our friends and you ruined the night for me.
Estaba nerviosa y pasé un rato malo al principio del examen oral, pero enseguida me relajé.I was nervous and had a bad time at the start of the oral examination, but I soon relaxed.
2. (to elapse a period of time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pasó un rato y el ruido del desván cesó. Aun así, era incapaz de dormirme.After a while the noise in the attic stopped, but I was incapable of getting to sleep.
Notarás un poco de dolor por la inyección que no se irá hasta pasado un rato.You'll feel a bit sore because of the injection, but it'll disappear after a bit.
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