-you perished
The word pereciste is the preterite form of perecer in the second person singular.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to pass away)
a. to perish
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Mil quinientas personas perecieron en el mar cuando el Titanic se hundió.One thousand five hundred people perished at sea when the Titanic sank.
b. to die
Mucha gente pereció durante la epidemia de ébola.Many people died during the ebola epidemic.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to feel intensely)
a. to die
Los alumnos se perecieron de risa al ver cómo reaccionó la facultad su broma de cuarto año.The students died laughing when they saw the faculty's reaction to their senior prank.
3. (to crave)
a. to long to
En días tan agotadores como este, me perezco por llegar a casa y tumbarme en el sofá.In days as exhausting as this, I long to arrive home and lie on the couch.
b. to be crazy about
Lucía se perece por el pastel de chocolate, ¡no le puede gustar más!Lucia is crazy about chocolate cake, she can't like it more!
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. to perish, to die
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intransitive verb
1 [+persona] to die; perish (formal)
perecer ahogado (en agua) to drown; (por falta de oxígeno) to suffocate
2 [+objeto] to shatter
pronominal verb
perecerse de risa to die laughing; perecerse de envidia to be dying of jealousy
perecerse por algo to long for sth; be dying for sth; perecerse por una mujer to be crazy about a woman; se perece por los calamares he's crazy about squid; perecerse por to long to; be dying to
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