retratar

retratar(
rreh
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trah
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (fine arts)
a. to photograph (with a camera)
Fue mi hermana quien se encargó de retratar a los novios.It was my sister who was in charge of photographing the bride and groom.
b. to take a picture of (with a camera)
El paparazzi retrató al actor saliendo de la disco.The paparazzi took a picture of the actor leaving the club.
c. to paint a portrait of (with paint)
La retrató tendida sobre un sofá, llevando un vestido verde.He painted a portrait of her stretched out on a couch wearing a green dress.
d. to do a portrait of
Retrató a muchos miembros de la alta sociedad mexicana.He did portraits of many of the members of Mexican high-society.
2. (to represent)
a. to portray
La película retrata la sociedad de la época.The film portrays the society of the time.
b. to depict
El libro retrata a Colón como un hombre pragmático, dispuesto a cuestionarlo todo.The book depicts Columbus as a pragmatic man, prepared to question everything.
c. to describe
Lo retrató como una persona amable y comprensiva.She described him as a kind and understanding person.
retratarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (fine arts)
a. to have one's photograph taken
La gente entonces solía ir a un fotógrafo profesional para retratarse.Back then people used to have their photograph taken by a professional photographer.
b. to have one's portrait painted
Los nobles se retrataban a menudo montados a caballo.The nobility often had their portraits painted riding a horse.
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retratar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (fotografiar)
a. to photograph
2. (dibujar)
a. to do a portrait of
3. (describir)
a. to portray
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (describirse)
a. to describe oneself
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retratar
transitive verb
1 (Arte) to paint the portrait of; (Fotografía) to photograph; take a picture of
hacerse retratar (en cuadro) to have one's portrait painted; (en fotografía) to have one's photograph taken
2 (representar) to portray; depict; describe
pronominal verb
retratarse (en cuadro) to have one's portrait painted; (en fotografía) to have one's photograph taken
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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