regalar
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regalar(
rreh
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gah
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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 give a gift)
a. to give
Mis padres me regalaron una nueva computadora para mi cumpleaños.My parents gave me a new computer for my birthday.
2. (to give for free)
a. to give away
La fundación generosa les regaló libros a todos las escuelas del condado.The generous foundation gave away books to all of the county schools.
regalarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to indulge oneself)
a. to treat oneself
Para celebrar su aumento de sueldo, se regaló una buena cena.To celebrate her pay raise, she treated herself to a nice dinner.
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regalar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (dar; de regalo)
a. to give (as a present)
2. (gratis)
a. to give away
¿qué le regalarás para Navidad?what are you going to give o get her for Christmas?
me regalaron un reloj para mi cumpleañosI got a watch for my birthday
si lo quieres, te lo regaloif you'd like it, you can have it for free o I'll give it to you
si compras dos, te regalan unaif you buy two, you get one free
3. (agasajar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
regalar a alguien con algoto shower somebody with something
4. (prestar)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to lend
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to treat oneself to
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regalar
transitive verb
1 (dar como regalo) to give; give as a present
regalar algo a algn to give sb sth; make sb a present of sth; en su jubilación le regalaron este reloj they gave him this clock on his retirement; they presented him with this clock on his retirement; están regalando plumas they're giving pens away; regaló el balón (Dep) he gave the ball away
2 (agasajar)
regalar a algn con un banquete to hold a dinner in sb's honour o honor; (EEUU) le regalaron con toda clase de atenciones they lavished attention on him
pronominal verb
regalarse (darse gusto) to indulge o.s.; pamper o.s.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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