ser malo

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ser malo(
sehr
 
mah
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be of poor quality)
a. to be bad
Si el tejido es malo, el traje durará poco tiempo.If the material is bad, the suit won't last long.
2. (to be wicked)
a. to be bad
No es malo, solo un poco gruñón.He isn't bad, just a bit grumpy.
b. to be evil
El padrastro de la película es malo y pega a los niños.The stepfather in the movie is evil and hits the children.
3. (to be poorly-behaved)
a. to be bad
La niña es tranquila, pero el niño es malo. No se está quieto.The girl is quiet, but the boy is bad. He won't keep still.
b. to be naughty
Yo era malo de pequeño. Siempre estaba haciendo travesuras.I was naughty when I was little. I was always playing pranks.
4. (to be incompetent)
a. to be bad
Yo no sería un buen jefe. Soy malo para decirle a la gente lo que tiene que hacer.I wouldn't be a good boss. I'm bad at telling people what they have to do.
5. (to be unkind)
a. to be mean
No seas malo con tu hermano, Patricia. Préstale tu juguete.Don't be mean to your brother, Patricia. Let him play with your toy.
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