sit down

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sit down(
siht
 
daun
)
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 take a seat)
a. sentarse
I sat down in the first row.Me senté en la primera fila.
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
2. (to place in a seat)
a. sentar
I sat my boyfriend down and explained we couldn't see each other anymore.Senté a mi novio y le expliqué que no nos podíamos seguir viendo.
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sit down
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. (general)
a.
to s somebody downsentar a alguien
2. (colloquial)
a.
s yourself down!¡siéntate!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. sentarse
to be sitting downestar sentado(a)
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sit down
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(take a seat) sentarse
do sit down! ¡siéntese por favor!; we sat down to a huge meal nos sentamos a darnos un auténtico banquete; to be sitting down estar sentado
transitive verb
[+person] sentar
I sat him down and gave him a drink lo senté y le di de beber
She sat her children down and told them, tearfully, that their father would not be coming back
sit yourself down and tell me all about it siéntate y cuéntamelo todo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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