sentar mal
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sentar mal
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to not be digested well)
a. to not agree with
Las comidas muy grasosas me sientan mal.Foods that are really greasy don't agree with me.
2. (to not be liked)
a. to not sit well
A los suegros de Ricardo le sentaron mal los chistes que echó durante la cena.The jokes that Ricardo made during dinner didn't sit well with his in-laws.
b. to not go over well
Me gusta tu idea, pero creo que le va a sentar mal a mi jefe.I like your idea, but I think it won't go over well with my boss.
c. to not go down well
El último discurso del presidente le sento mal a su base.The president's most recent speech did not go down well with his base.
3. (to not look good on)
a. to not suit
Lo siento, Paula, pero ese vestido te sienta mal.I'm sorry, Paula, but that dress doesn't suit you.
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