portar

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portar(
pohr
-
tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hold)
a. to carry
Tanya porta su bebé en un rebozo.Tanya carries her baby in a sling.
b. to bear (formal)
El derecho de portar armas es un tema controvertido en algunos lugares.The right to bear arms is a controversial issue in some places.
2. (to have on)
a. to wear
El ladrón fue visto portando una capa roja y pantalones negros.The thief was seen wearing a red cape and black pants.
portarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to act)
a. to behave
Los niños de esta escuela siempre se portan bien.The children at this school always behave well.
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portar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to carry
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to behave
portarse biento behave (well)
pórtate bienbehave (yourself)!
3. (colloquial)
a.
se ha portado bien conmigoshe has treated me well
portarse malto misomebodyehave
se portó muy mal con su hermanohe treated his brother very badly
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portar
transitive verb
[+bolsa, documentación] to carry; [+arma] to carry; bear (formal)
Le infligió con la navaja que portaba una herida cuando fue detenido portaba trece sprays de pintura
[+gafas, ropa] to wear;
pronominal verb
portarse
1 (comportarse) to behave; conduct o.s. (formal)
portarse bien to behave well; portarse mal to misbehave; behave badly; se portó muy bien conmigo he treated me very well; he was very decent to me; se ha portado como un cerdo he has behaved like a swine
2 (distinguirse) to show up well; come through creditably
3 (Latinoamérica) (comportarse bien) to behave well
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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