se porta mal
se porta mal
phrase
1. (third person singular) 
Es un adolescente muy difícil y se porta mal para llamar la atención.He's a very difficutl teenager and he behaves badly to attract attention.
Cuando se porta mal, su madre la riñe.When she behaves badly, her mother tells her off.
¿Se porta bien el perro de tus vecinos? - No, se porta mal, se come mis flores.Does your neighbor's dog behave well? - No, it behaves badly. It eats my flowers.
Mi hijo siempre se porta mal cuando hay gente delante.My son always behaves badly when there are people around.
2. (formal) (second person singular) 
Si se porta mal con ellos, no me extraña que ellos no quieran luego hacerle favores a usted.If you behave badly towards them, I'm not surprised they don't want to do you any favors.
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