shut up

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. cállate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Shut up! I can't hear the music.¡Cállate! No puedo oír la música.
b. cállese
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Shut up, please. I'm trying to hear what the speaker is saying.Cállese, por favor. Estoy tratando de escuchar lo que dice el orador.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. cállense (plural)
Shut up and do as you're told.Cállense y hagan lo que se les dice.
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
3. (to be quiet)
a. callarse
Will you shut up? You haven't stopped talking for hours.¿Te puedes callar? Llevas horas hablando sin parar.
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
4. (to close)
a. cerrar
They shut up the summer resort for the winter.Cerraron el lugar de veraneo durante el invierno.
5. (to silence)
a. callar
I didn't know what to do to shut the kids up.No sabía qué hacer para callar a los niños.
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shut up
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. (confine)
a. encerrar
2. (close)
a. cerrar
3. (colloquial)
a. hacer callar (silence)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (colloquial)
a. callarse (be quiet)
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shut up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(be quiet) callarse
shut up! ¡cállate!
to shut up like a clam callarse como un muerto
transitive verb
1 (close) cerrar
2 (enclose) encerrar
3 (silence) callar; hacer callar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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