recostar

recostar(
rreh
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kohs
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put against)
a. to lean
Saqué la pintura del atril y la recosté contra la pared.I removed the painting from the stand and leaned it against the wall.
b. to lay back
Adrián recostó la cabeza contra el sofá, se puso los auriculares y cerró los ojos.Adrian laid his head back on the couch, put on his headphones and closed his eyes.
c. to lean back
Me dormí apenas recosté la cabeza en la cama.I fell asleep as soon as I leaned my head back on the bed.
recostarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to recline)
a. to lie back
"Recuéstate y abre la boca", dijo el dentista."Lie back and open your mouth," said the dentist.
b. to lie down
Se me bajó la presión. Necesito recostarme por unos minutos.My blood pressure dropped. I need to lie down for a couple of minutes.
3. (to be prostrate)
a. to lie down
¿Te sientes mareado? Bebe agua y recuéstate en la cama.Are you feeling dizzy? Drink some water and lie down on the bed.
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recostar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to lean (back)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (tumbarse)
a. to lie down
recostarse ento lean on o against
recostar
transitive verb
to lean;en on;
pronominal verb
recostarse (reclinarse) to lie back; recline (formal); (tumbarse) to lie down
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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