resbalar
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resbalar(
rrehs
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bah
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lahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to skid)
a. to slip
Resbalé y me golpeé la cabeza contra la silla cuando caí.I slipped and hit my head against the chair when I fell.
b. to slide
Los niños disfrutaban resbalando sobre el hielo.The kids were enjoying themselves sliding over the ice.
2. (to make a mistake)
a. to slip up
Resbalé cuando envié la invitación a la persona equivocada.I slipped up when I sent the invitation to the wrong person.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to be indifferent)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me resbala lo que piensen los demás sobre quién soy y lo que hago.I couldn't care less about what other people think about who I am and what I do.
Siento que todo lo que le digo a mi adolescente le resbala.I feel like everything I tell my teenager goes in one ear and out the other.
resbalarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to skid)
a. to slip
No me di cuenta de que el piso estaba mojado y me resbalé.I didn't realize that the floor was wet, and I slipped.
Me resbalé en el baño y me lastimé.I slipped in the bathroom and hurt myself.
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resbalar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (caer)
a. to slip
2. (deslizarse)
a. to slide
le resbalaban las lágrimas por el rostrotears ran o trickled down her cheeks
3. (estar resbaladizo)
a. to be slippery
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
le resbala todo lo que le digoeverything I say to him goes in one ear and out the other
¡me resbala lo que diga de mí!I couldn't care less what she says about me!
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (general)
a. to slip (over)
me resbalé y me caíI slipped and fell
se resbaló con una piel de plátanohe slipped on a banana skin
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resbalar
intransitive verb
1 (al andar) to slip;en, sobre on; (Automóviles) to skid
el embrague resbala
había llovido y resbaló it had been raining and she slipped; el coche resbaló y se dio contra el árbol the car skidded into the tree; le resbalaban las lágrimas por las mejillas tears were trickling down her cheeks
2 (equivocarse) to slip up; make a slip
3 (ser indiferente)
me resbala it leaves me cold; las críticas le resbalan criticism runs off him like water off a duck's back
pronominal verb
resbalarse to slip
se resbaló bajando la calle she slipped walking down the street
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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