regir
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regir(
rreh
-
heer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to lead)
a. to govern
Esperamos que el nuevo presidente rija el país con honestidad y mano firme.We hope our new president will govern the country with honesty and a firm hand.
b. to rule
Por casi tres siglos, la dinastía Ming rigió los destinos de China.For almost three centuries, the Ming dynasty ruled China.
2. (to administer)
a. to run
El padre Antonio fue elegido como director para regir el nuevo colegio de bachillerato.Father Antonio was appointed director to run the new high school.
b. to manage
Mi tía es muy organizada y rige su hogar como si fuera una empresa.My aunt is very organized and manages her home as if it were a business.
3. (to regulate)
a. to govern
Las leyes del estado de Nueva York regirán este contrato internacional.The laws of the State of New York shall govern this international contract.
b. to control
La oferta y la demanda en el mercado rigen el precio de la gasolina.Market supply and demand control the price of gas.
4. (linguistics)
a. to take
Muchos verbos rigen preposición para tener un significado completo.Many verbs take prepositions to have a complete meaning.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to be in effect)
a. to be in force
La nueva ley sobre los pasaportes rige desde el mes pasado.The new passport law has been in effect since last month.
b. to apply
El decreto que autorizaba el pago de bonos para maestros ya no rige.The order that authorized a bonus pay for teachers no longer applies.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be sane)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to have it all together
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Aunque mi abuela tiene más de 90 años, todavía rige muy bien.Even though my grandmother is over 90, she still has it all together.
b. to be all there
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Desde que Jorge comenzó a tomar drogas, ya no rige bien.Since Jorge starting using drugs, he hasn't been all there.
regirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (to be controlled by)
a. to be guided by
Libertad, orden y justicia son los principios por los cuales se rigen las leyes de nuestra nación.Liberty, order, and justice are the principles by which our nation's laws are guided.
b. to be governed by
La conducta humana se rige por normas jurídicas, religiosas, morales y sociales.Human conduct is governed by legal, religious, moral, and social norms.
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regir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (gobernar)
a. to rule, to govern
2. (administrar)
a. to run, to manage
3. (sujeto: ley, norma)
a. to govern
las leyes que rigen los intercambios comercialesthe laws governing trade
4. (linguistics)
a. to govern
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (ley)
a. to be in force, to apply
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ya no rigehe has gone a bit gaga
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
7. (general)
a. to trust in, to be guided by
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regir
transitive verb
1 [+país] to rule; govern; [+colegio] to run; [+empresa] to manage; run
2 (Economía) (Jur) to govern
según el reglamento que rige estos casos according to the statute which governs these cases; los factores que rigen los cambios del mercado the factors which govern o control changes in the market
3 (Lingüística) to take
ese verbo rige el dativo that verb takes the dative
intransitive verb
1 (estar en vigor) [+ley, precio] to be in force; [+condición] to prevail; obtain
esa ley ya no rige that law is no longer in force; cuando estas condiciones ya no rijan when these conditions no longer obtain
2 (con mes, año)
el mes que rige the present month; the current month
3 (funcionar) to work; go
el timbre no rige the bell doesn't work
4 (estar cuerdo)
no regir to have a screw loose (familiar); not be all there (familiar)
pronominal verb
regirse
regirse por to be ruled by; be guided by; go by
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