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sobresaltar

sobresaltar(
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breh
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sahl
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tahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to scare suddenly)
a. to startle
Un hombre disfrazado de espantapájaro salió de atrás de la puerta y me sobresaltó.A man wearing a scarecrow costume came out from behind the door and startled me.
El sonido del viento sobresaltó a los perros.The sound of the wind startled the dogs.
b. to frighten
Tus gritos sobresaltaron a los niños. ¿Por qué eres tan agresivo?Your yelling frightened the kids. Why are you so aggressive?
c. to give a start
¡Luis, me sobresaltaste! No te escuché cuando entraste a la casa.Luis, you gave me a start! I didn't hear you when you came into the house.
sobresaltarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (to get scared suddenly)
a. to start
Me sobresalté cuando escuché ruidos en el piso de arriba y llamé a la policía.I started when I heard noises upstairs and called the police.
b. to be startled
Me sobresalté cuando el bus chocó contra el puente.I was startled when the bus crashed into the bridge.
c. to jump
Cuando escuché la explosión, me sobresalté.I jumped when I heard the explosion.
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sobresaltar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to startle
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (general)
a. to be startled, to start
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sobresaltar
transitive verb
to startle; frighten
pronominal verb
sobresaltarse to start; be startled;con, de at;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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