pudrirse
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “podrir.”
pudrirse(
poo
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dreer
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seh
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to spoil)
a. to rot
Todas las fresas que compramos se están pudriendo.All the strawberries we bought are rotting.
b. to go bad
Si no te comes los bananos pronto, se van a pudrir.If you don't eat the bananas soon, they are going to go bad.
c. to decay
Cuando encontraron el cadáver, ya estaba pudriéndose.When they found the corpse, it was already rotting.
d. to decompose
Este veneno hace que el cadáver de la rata se seque sin que se pudra.The poison causes the rat's corpse to dry without decomposing.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to whiter)
a. to rot
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Deben dejar que se pudra en la cárcel por cometer un crimen tan horrendo.They should let him rot in jail for committing such a horrendous crime.
b. to languish
La pobre anciana se pudrió sola en ese caserón.The poor old lady languished alone in that big house.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to get sick of) (River Plate)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dejó a la novia porque se pudrió de sus demandas continuas.He left his girlfriend because he got sick and tired of her constant demands.
Si vienes conmigo a esa reunión, vas a pudrirte.If you come with me to that meeting, you are going to die of boredom.
pudrir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to decompose)
a. to rot
La humedad pudrió la madera del marco de la puerta.The dampness rotted away the wood in the doorframe.
b. to decay
Si dejas la carne afuera de la nevera, el calor la pudrirá.If you leave the meat outside the fridge, the heat will decay it.
5. (to annoy) (River Plate)
a. to upset
Me pudre que se aprovechen de tu buen corazón.It upsets me when they take advantage of your good heart.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Sus quejas continuas terminaron pudriendo a su esposa.His endless complaints ended making his wife fed up.
Sus necedades me pudren.I'm fed up with his stupidity.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to cause disinterest) (River Plate)
a. to bore to death
Esas telenovelas me pudren, son lo más aburrido que hay.These soap operas bore me to death. They're the most boring ones there are.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
7. (to express anger)
a. go to hell
¡No quiero verte mas! ¡Púdrete!I don't want to see you again! Go to hell!
¡Por mi que se pudra!If you ask me, she can go to hell!
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pudrir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to rot
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (descomponerse)
a. to rot
3. (colloquial)
a.
pudrirse en la cárcelto rot in jail
4. (colloquial)
a.
¡ahí te pudras!to hell with you!
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pudrir
transitive verb
1 (descomponer) to rot; decay
2 (molestar) to upset; vex
intransitive verb
(haber muerto) to rot; be dead and buried;
pronominal verb
pudrirse
1 (corromperse) [+comida] to rot; decay; [+valores] to deteriorate
Cuando se pudren los valores todo se vicia y se descompone Lo que languidece y se pudre es la creatividad.
2 [+persona] to rot; languish
mientras se pudría en la cárcel while he was languishing in jail; te vas a pudrir de aburrimiento you'll die of boredom; ¡que se pudra! let him rot!; ¡ahí o así te pudras! get away! (familiar); not on your nelly! (muy_familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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