recelar

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recelar(
rreh
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to distrust)
a. to suspect
Mario recelaba que su mujer lo estaba engañando con otro hombre.Mario suspected that his wife was cheating on him with another guy.
b. to fear
Cuando primero empecé este trabajo, recelaba que me despidieran y eso me provocaba ansiedad.When I first started this job, I feared that I would be fired and that made me anxious.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to suspect; used with "de")
a. to be suspicious of
María recela de sus amigos. Cree que no le contaron la verdad.Maria is suspicious of her friends. She thinks they did not tell her the truth.
b. to distrust
El niño recela de su hermana y no quiere quedarse solo con ella.The child distrusts his sister and doesn't want to stay alone with her.
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recelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (sospechar)
a. to suspect
2. (temer)
a. to fear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. to be mistrustful
recelar deto mistrust
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
recelar
transitive verb
recelar que ... to suspect that ...; fear that ...
intransitive verb
recelar de to be suspicious of; recelar de hacer algo to be wary of doing sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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