reírse a carcajadas
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reírse a carcajadas
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to laugh heartily)
a. to roar with laughter
Me sentí feliz y a la vez aliviado cuando oí al público reírse a carcajadas con mis chistes.I felt happy and at the same time relieved when I heard the audience roar with laughter at my jokes.
b. to burst out laughing
Todos se rieron a carcajadas cuando el bebé se tiró un pedo y después sonrió.Everyone burst out laughing when the baby farted and then smiled.
c. to cackle
En esa secuencia, el malo se ríe a carcajadas, pero no sabe que su final se acerca.In that sequence, the baddie is cackling, but he doesn't know his downfall is near.
d. to laugh out loud
Muchas veces me reí a carcajadas leyendo este libro.Many times I laughed out loud while reading this book.
e. to guffaw
Todos bebieron cantidades ingentes de vino y se rieron a carcajadas con sus chistes.They all drank copious amounts of wine and guffawed at his jokes.
reír a carcajadas
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to laugh heartily)
a. to roar with laughter
El público reía a carcajadas cada vez que el cómico contaba un chiste.The audience roared with laughter every time the comedian told a joke.
b. to burst out laughing
Mis amigos rieron a carcajadas cuando les conté mi metida de pata.My friends burst out laughing when I told them about my blunder.
c. to cackle
La bruja rio a carcajadas malevolamente.The witch cackled evily.
d. to laugh out loud
La película no era gran cosa, pero debo admitir que hubo un par de momentos en que reí a carcajadas.The movie wasn’t great, but I will admit, there were a couple of moments where I laughed out loud.
e. to guffaw
Es una persona más bien seria. Nunca la he visto reír a carcajadas.She's rather serious. I've never seen her guffawing.
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