regañar
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regañar(
rreh
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gah
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nyahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to reprimand)
a. to scold
Su madre lo regañó por no llevar calcetines.His mother scolded him for not wearing socks.
b. to tell off (colloquial)
Me regañaron por no cerrar la puerta con llave.I was told off for not locking the door.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to argue)
a. to quarrel (formal)
La pareja regañó por la cuestión de cómo educar a su hijo.The couple quarreled over the question of how to bring up their son.
b. to fall out
Los amigos regañaron por un asunto que tenía que ver con un equipo de fútbol.The friends fell out over an issue having to do with a soccer team.
3. (to complain)
a. to grumble
La mujer se marchó de la tienda regañando sobre los precios.The woman stormed out of the shop grumbling about the prices.
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regañar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (reprender)
a. to tell off
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (pelearse)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to fall out, to argue
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regañar
transitive verb
to scold; tell off (familiar)
intransitive verb
1 [+persona] to grumble; grouse (familiar)
2 [+dos personas] to fall out; quarrel
3 [+perro] to snarl; growl
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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