plegarse
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plegarse(
pleh
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gahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to concede)
a. to yield
Aunque no estaba de acuerdo, tuvo que plegarse a la decision de la mayoría.Altough he didn't agree, he had to yield to the decision of the majority.
b. to submit
No podrás lograr que todos se plieguen a tu voluntad.You won't be able to get everybody to submit to your will.
c. to give in
Juan es un abuelo consentidor que siempre se pliega a los deseos de sus nietos.Juan is an indulgent grandfather, always giving in to his grandchildren's wishes.
2. (to close)
a. to fold away
Tenemos una cama extra, de las que se pliegan, por si llega visita.We have an extra bed that folds away, in case we have guests.
b. to fold up
Esta mesa se pliega en dos y se puede guardar cuando no se usa.This table folds up in two pieces and can be put away when not in use.
3. (to get folded)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El capó del auto se plegó en el accidente y tienen que cambiarlo porque no tiene arreglo.The hood of the car was wrecked in the accident, and they have to change it because there's no way of fixing it.
El tubo se plegó y no lo puedo enderezar.The pipe got bent and I can't straighten it back.
plegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to pleat)
a. to fold
Te puedo enseñar a plegar el papel para hacer una palomita de origami.I can show you how to fold paper to make an origami dove.
5. (to close)
a. to fold up
¿Qué tal si plegamos estas sillas para que ocupen menos espacio?Why don't we fold up these chairs so that they take up less space?
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plegar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (papel)
a. to fold
2. (mesita, hamaca)
a. to fold away
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a.
plegarse a algoto give in o yield to something
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plegar
transitive verb
1 (doblar) [+papel] to fold; [+algo duro] to bend
2 (Cos) to pleat
intransitive verb
to fold up
pronominal verb
plegarse
1 (someterse) to yield; submit;a to
2 (doblarse) [+algo duro] to bend; [+mesa, cama] to fold away; be collapsible
Las cejas,al plegarse en ceño profundo, se hacían más prominentes El tejido caía por su propio peso y, allá donde debía plegarse, se plegaba La cadena de aminoácidos se pliega espontáneamente en una configuración tridimensional
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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