portarse bien
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portarse bien(
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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 have good behavior)
a. to be good
Pórtense bien, niños. Regresamos a las 10.Be good, kids. We'll be back at 10.
b. to behave well
Si te portas bien, el domingo te llevo conmigo a pescar.If you behave well, I'll take you fishing with me on Sunday.
c. to behave oneself
Llevas el sándwich en la mochila. Y, Byron, por favor pórtate bien.Your sandwich is in your backpack. And, Byron, please behave yourself.
2. (to act kindly; often used with "con")
a. to treat well
Todo el personal del hotel se portó muy bien con nosotros.All the hotel staff treated us very well.
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