rascarse
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rascarse(
rrahs
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kahr
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seh
)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to relieve one's itch)
a. to scratch
No es bueno rascarse el sarpullido.It is not a good idea to scratch the rash.
b. to scratch oneself
Deja de rascarte o te vas a dejar una marca.Stop scratching yourself or you'll leave a mark.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to become drunk)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to get drunk
Me rasqué en mi fiesta de cumpleaños con solo un par de cervezas.I got drunk at my birthday party with just a couple of beers.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to idle) (Southern Cone)
a. to laze around
Se rasca todo el día en vez de buscar trabajo.He lazes around all day instead of looking for a job.
rascar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to relieve the itch)
a. to scratch
¿Me puedes rascar la espalda, por favor? Me pica mucho.Can you scratch my back, please? It's very itchy.
5. (to clean)
a. to scrape
Antes de empapelar hay que rascar las paredes para quitarles la pintura.Before papering you have to scrape the walls to remove the paint.
b. to scrape off
Ha nevado, así que seguramente tendremos que rascar el hielo del parabrisas.It has snowed; so we'll probably have to scrape off the ice from the windshield.
c. to scrub
Rasqué y rasqué la sartén, pero no hubo forma de quitarle toda esa grasa.I kept scrubbing the frying pan, but it was impossible to remove all that grease.
6. (to play badly)
a. to scrape away at
Más que tocar la guitarra, lo que hace es rascarla.Rather than playing the guitar, he scrapes away at it.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to be scratchy)
a. to be rough
No me gusta esta toalla porque rasca mucho.I don't like this towel because it's very rough.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to prickle)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
a. to itch
Me rasca el brazo, como si me hubiera picado algún bicho.My arm itches, as if some bug had bitten me.
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rascar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (con uñas, clavo)
a. to scratch
2. (con espátula)
a. to scrape (off)
3. (con cepillo)
a. to scrub
4. (instrumento)
a. to scrape away at
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. to be rough
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (general)
a. to scratch oneself
7. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
rascarse el bolsilloto fork out
8. (fam fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
rascarse la barrigato twiddle one's thumbs, to laze around
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rascar
transitive verb
1 (con uñas) to scratch
2 [+puerta, pared] to scrape; [+pintura] to scrape off
3 [+instrumento] to scrape; scratch o saw away at
intransitive verb
(Latinoamérica) (picar) to itch
pronominal verb
rascarse
1 (con uñas) to scratch; scratch o.s.
rascarse la barriga
rascarse la panza
to take it easy
2 (Latinoamérica) (emborracharse) to get drunk
3
rascarse juntos (Centroamérica) (S. Cone) to band together
no rascarse con algn (And) not to hit it off with sb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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