quitar las ganas

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quitar las ganas
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (often used with "de")
a. to put off
La novela era tan aburrida que me quitó las ganas de leer cualquier otra de ese mismo autor.The novel was so boring that it put me off reading any other novel by the same author.
b. to take away one's desire
El castigo que te voy a poner por faltar a clase te va a quitar las ganas de volverlo a hacer.The punishment I'm going to give you for playing truant is going to take away your desire to do it again.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Había planeado ir a la discoteca, pero el dolor tan fuerte de cabeza que tenía me quitó las ganas.I had planned to go to the disco, but the headache I had was so bad that I didn't feel like going.
La comida en ese restaurante nos pareció tan mala y tan cara que nos quitó las ganas de volver aunque esté al lado de casa.We found the food in that restaurant so bad and so expensive that we don't feel like going back even though it's next door.
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