preparar la cena
preparar la cena(
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to cook dinner) 
Yo preparo la cena si tú friegas los platos.I'll make dinner if you do the dishes.
Son ya las 9 pm. Voy a preparar la cena.It's already 9 pm. I'm going to prepare dinner.
Mientras tú te duchas, yo prepararé la cena.I'll get dinner ready while you're having a shower.
transitive verb phrase
2. (to cook dinner for) 
Le preparé la cena a mi abuela y se quejó de que la sopa estaba salada.I made dinner for my grandmother and she complained the soup had too much salt in it.
Mi madre trabaja hasta tarde y mi padre nos prepara la cena todas las noches.My mother works late hours and my father prepares dinner for us every evening.
prepararse la cena
pronominal verb phrase
3. (to cook dinner for oneself) 
Quédate donde estás, que yo me preparo la cena.Stay where you are. I'll make dinner for myself.
Me preparé la cena y, me disponía a comerla delante de la tele, cuando sonó el teléfono.I prepared dinner for myself, and was about to start eating it in front of the TV, when the phone rang.
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