reservar
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reservar(
rreh
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sehr
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bahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to make a reservation)
a. to book
Reservamos una mesa en el restaurante japonés.We booked a table at the Japanese restaurant.
b. to reserve
¿Ya reservaste la habitación en el hotel?Have you reserved the hotel room yet?
2. (to set aside)
a. to save
Reservaré un asiento para ti.I'll save you a seat.
reservarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to contain oneself)
a. to save oneself
¿Quieres otro trago? - No, gracias. Me estoy reservando para la fiesta de mañana.Do you want another drink? - No, thanks. I'm saving myself for the party tomorrow.
4. (an opinion, a right)
a. to reserve
Cuando no estoy bien informada, prefiero reservarme mi opinión.When I'm not well informed, I prefer to reserve my opinion.
b. to keep for oneself
Me reservo mis comentarios que no quiero discutir.I'm keeping my comments to myself; I don't want to argue.
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reservar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (billete, habitación)
a. to book, to reserve
2. (guardar, apartar)
a. to set aside
reservan la primera fila para los críticosthe front row is reserved for the critics
¿me puedes reservar un sitio a tu lado?could you save a seat for me next to you?
reservó la buena noticia para el finalshe saved the good news till last
3. (callar; opinión, comentarios)
a. to reserve
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (esperar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
reservarse parato save oneself for
me estoy reservando para el postreI'm saving myself for the dessert
5. (guardar para sí; secreto)
a. to keep to oneself
6. (dinero, derecho)
a. to retain (for oneself)
me reservo mi opinión sobre este asuntoI'm reserving judgment on this matter
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reservar
transitive verb
1 [+asiento, habitación, mesa] to reserve; book; [+billete, entrada] to book
reservar en exceso to overbook
2 (guardar) to keep; keep in reserve; set aside
lo reserva para el final he's keeping it till last; ha reservado lo mejor para sí he has kept the best part for himself
pronominal verb
reservarse
1 (para luego) to save o.s.;para for
no bebo porque me reservo para más tarde I'm not drinking because I'm saving myself for later on
2 (encubrir) to conceal; (callar) to keep to o.s.
prefiero reservarme los detalles I prefer not to reveal the details
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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