portarse mal

portarse mal(
pohr
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tahr
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seh
 
mahl
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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 bad behavior)
a. to misbehave
Los niños que se porten mal no irán a la excursión.The children who misbehave will not go on the outing.
b. to behave badly
Juan se quedó castigado por portarse mal en clase.Juan was put in detention for behaving badly in class.
c. to be bad
¡Timmy! Si quieres postre, ¡deja de portarte mal!Timmy! If you want dessert, stop being bad!
2. (to act unkindly; often used with "con")
a. to treat badly
Sus suegros se portaron mal con él cuando murió Adelina.His in-laws treated him badly after Adelina's death.
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