repetir
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repetir(
rreh
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peh
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teer
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to redo)
a. to do again
El perro se comió mis deberes y ahora tengo que repetirlos.The dog ate my homework and now I have to do it again.
2. (to say again)
a. to repeat
Solo lo diré una vez así que no me pidan que lo repita.I'll only say it once so don't ask me to repeat myself.
3. (to imitate)
a. to repeat
Mi hijo pequeño repite todo lo que su hermano dice.My younger son repeats everything his brother says.
4. (to retake)
a. to repeat
Si tu asistencia no mejora, tendrás que repetir el año.If your attendance does not improve, you will need to repeat the year.
5. (to serve oneself more)
a. to have a second helping of
¿Vas a repetir carne?Will you have a second helping of meat?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to affect)
a. to have an aftertaste
Los pepinos no repiten si los pelas antes de comerlos.Cucumbers don't have an aftertaste if you remove the skin before eating them.
b. to repeat on (United Kingdom)
No puedo comer ajo porque me repite.I can't eat garlic because it repeats on me.
7. (of the body)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to burp
Su marido siempre repite durante nuestra cena familiar. ¡Qué asco!Her husband always burps during our family dinner. How disgusting!
repetirse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (to occur again)
a. to recur
Esas fases se repiten cada cinco años por término medio.These phases recur every five years on average.
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repetir
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (hacer, decir de nuevo)
a. to repeat
2. (ataque)
a. to renew
3. (en comida)
a. to have seconds of
repíteme tu apellidocould you repeat your surname?, could you tell me your surname again?
te lo he repetido mil vecesI've told you a thousand times
4. (education)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
repitió tercerohe repeated his third year
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (alumno)
a. to repeat a year
6. (sabor, alimento)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
repetir (a alguien)to repeat (on somebody)
el ajo repite muchogarlic really repeats on you
7. (comensal)
a. to have seconds
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
8. (fenómeno)
a. to recur
este fenómeno se repite cada veranothis phenomenon recurs o is repeated every summer
9. (persona)
a. to repeat oneself
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repetir
transitive verb
(reiterar) to repeat; (rehacer) to do again
le repito que es imposible I repeat that it is impossible; los niños repiten lo que hacen las personas mayores children imitate adults; repetir el postre to have a second helping o seconds (familiar) of dessert; repetir un curso to repeat a year
intransitive verb
1 (servirse de nuevo) to have a second helping
repetir de un plato
se comió un buen plato y repitió she ate a large plateful and then had a second helping
2 [+ajo, pepino, chorizo]
el pepino repite mucho cucumber keeps repeating on you; las cebollas me repiten onions repeat on me
pronominal verb
repetirse
1 [+persona] to repeat o.s.
2 [+suceso] to recur
¡ojalá no se repita esto! I hope this won't happen again!
3 [+comida]
el ajo se me repite mucho garlic repeats on me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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