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Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofrecargar.
See the entry forrecargo.
-I recharge
Presentyoconjugation ofrecargar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to replenish)
a. to recharge (a battery)
Tienes que recargar las pilas de la cámara.You need to recharge the batteries of the camera.
b. to reload (a gun, program or truck)
El policía recargó la pistola antes de disparar.The police officer reloaded the handgun before firing.
c. to refill (a container)
Hay que recargar todos esos tanques de gas.We need to refill all those gas cylinders.
d. to top up (with credit)
Mañana cuando me paguen voy a recargar mi celular.When I get paid tomorrow, I'll top up my cell phone.
2. (to increase workload of)
a. to overload
A mi jefe no le gusta recargar a los empleados con demasiadas tareas.My boss doesn't like to overload the staff with too many tasks.
3. (to put up a payment)
a. to increase (a fee)
Recargaron las mensualidades en un 10 %.The monthly installments were increased by 10%.
b. to raise (a fee)
No pueden recargar las cuotas sin avisar con seis meses de anticipación.They cannot raise the fees without giving six months' prior notice.
c. to charge extra (an amount)
Me recargaron 75 dólares en concepto de gasolina.They charged me an extra 75 dollars for gas.
4. (to overdo decoration in)
a. to overdecorate
No hace falta recargar mucho la casa.You don't want to overdecorate the house.
b. to clutter
Si recargas mucho la habitación parecerá más pequeña.If you clutter this room excessively it'll look smaller.
5. (legal)
a. to increase
El juez recargó la sentencia del convicto.The judge increased the prisoner's sentence.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to rest; used with "contra")
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. to lean against
Víctor se recargó contra la pared mientras esperaba.Víctor leaned against the wall while he waited.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
7. (to overload with responsibilities)
a. to overburden oneself
Evita recargarte de trabajo si quieres disminuir tu estrés.Avoid overburdening yourself with work if you want to reduce stress.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (volver a cargar; encendedor, recipiente)
a. to refill
2. (batería, pila)
a. to recharge
3. (fusil, camión)
a. to reload
4. (teléfono móvil)
a. to top up
5. (cargar demasiado)
a. to overload
6. (adornar en exceso)
a. to overelaborate
7. (cantidad)
recargar 100 euros a alguiento charge somebody 100 euros extra
8. (poner en exceso)
recargar algo de algoto put too much of something in something
transitive verb
1 [+encendedor, bolígrafo] to refill; [+batería, pila] to recharge; [+arma] to reload; [+tarjeta de móvil] to top up
2 (cargar demasiado) to clutter
han recargado la habitación con muebles they have cluttered the room with furniture
3 (Economía)
nos han recargado un 20% we have to pay a 20% surcharge
4 (Jur) [+sentencia] to increase
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