prendar

prendar(
prehn
-
dahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1.
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
(to allure)
a. to captivate
El príncipe quedó prendado de la belleza de Cenicienta desde el primer momento en que la vio.The prince was captivated by Cinderella's beauty from the first moment he saw her.
b. to enchant
París es una ciudad que prenda a cualquiera mínimamente romántico.Paris is a city that will enchant anyone who is in the least romantic.
prendarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to become smitten; used with "de")
a. to fall in love
Juan se prendó de Julia hace cinco años y aún no se le ha declarado.Juan fell in love with Julia five years ago but he still hasn't told her.
b. to be captivated
Me prendé del encanto del viejo mundo que tiene Estambul.I was captivated by the old-world charm of Istanbul.
c. to be enchanted
Mi madre se prendó de esta casa y no la iba a dejar escapar.My mother was enchanted by this house and she wasn't going to let it go.
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prendar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to enchant
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a.
prendarse deto fall in love with
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prendar
transitive verb
1 [+persona] (cautivar) to captivate; enchant; (ganar la voluntad de) to win over
volvió prendado de la ciudad by the time he came back he had fallen in love with the town
2 (México) (empeñar) to pawn
pronominal verb
prendarse
prendarse de algo to be captivated by sth; be enchanted with sth; prendarse de algn to fall in love with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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