posarse
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posarse(
poh
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sahr
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to fall)
a. to settle
Tienes que esperar a que se pose el polvo de la construcción antes de limpiar el piso.You'll need to wait for the dust from the building work to settle before you clean the floor.
2. (to settle on a surface after flying)
a. to land
Una manada de gansos acaba de posarse en el césped cerca del lago.A large gaggle of geese just landed on the grassy area by the lake.
b. to alight
Cuando fuimos al mariposario, una mariposa azul se posó en mi hombro.When we visted the butterfly house, a blue butterfly alighted on my shoulder.
c. to perch
Vi a un mirlo posarse en la rama más alta de un árbol del bosque.I saw a blackbird perching on the highest branch of one of the trees in the wood.
posar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to deposit)
a. to put down
Acabo de llegar; aún no he tenido tiempo de posar mis maletas.I just arrived; I haven't had time to put my bags down yet.
b. to lay down
Paloma posó la maleta en el suelo y corrió hacia su padre.Paloma laid her suitcase down on the floor and ran toward her father.
c. to set down
Puedes posar tus bolsas de compras en esta silla mientras comemos algo.You can set your shopping bags down on this chair while we have something to eat.
4.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to position)
a. to place
Para calmarse, ella posó sus manos sobre la mesa y respiró profundo.To calm herself down, she placed her hands on the table and took a deep breath.
b. to lay
Si solo pudiera posar mi mano sobre la herramienta adecuada para reparar ese collar.If I could only lay my hands on the right tool to repair this necklace.
c. to rest
El chico posó la mano encima de la de su novia.The boy rested his hand on his girlfriend's.
5.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to lay eyes on)
a. to rest
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Cuando Estela posó la mirada sobre los ojos verdes del hombre, se sintió perdida.When Estela rested her gaze on her the man's green eyes, she felt lost.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to model)
a. to pose
Tu niña parece una modelo; ¡posa muy bien para la cámara!Your daughter looks like a model; she poses really well for the camera!
b. to sit
Para pintar tu retrato, necesitaré que poses para mi durante varias horas.In order to paint your portrait, I will need you to sit for me for several hours.
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posar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dejar, poner; objeto)
a. to put o lay down
2. (mano, mirada)
a. to rest
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to pose
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (insecto, polvo)
a. to settle
5. (pájaro)
a. to perch
6. (nave, helicóptero)
a. to come down
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posar
transitive verb
[+carga] to lay down; put down; [+mano] to place; lay
posar los ojos en algo/algn
posó la mirada en el horizonte his gaze rested on the horizon; his eyes came to rest on the horizon
intransitive verb
(Arte) to sit; pose
pronominal verb
posarse
1 (pararse en tierra) [+pájaro] to perch; sit; alight; [+insecto] to alight; [+avión] to land
el avión se encontraba posado the aircraft was on the ground
2 [+líquido, polvo] to settle
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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