sonreír

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sonreír(
sohn
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rreh
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eer
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to express joy)
a. to smile
Mi abuela siempre sonríe cuando nos cuenta historias de su niñez.My grandmother always smiles when she tell us stories about her childhood.
2. (to favor)
a. to smile on
Parece que la vida me sonríe: al fin he encontrado un trabajo donde me valoran de verdad.It seems that life smiles on me: I have finally found a job where I'm really valued.
sonreírse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to express joy)
a. to smile
Se sonrió al ver a su hijo reír.She smiled when she saw her son laughing.
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sonreír
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (reír levemente)
a. to smile
me sonrióshe smiled at me
2. (ser favorable)
a. to smile on
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to smile
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sonreír
intransitive verb
1 [+persona] to smile
sonreír a algn to smile at sb; el chiste no le hizo ni sonreír she didn't even smile at the joke
sonreír de un chiste
sonreír forzadamente to force a smile
2 (favorecer)
le sonríe la fortuna fortune smiles (up)on him; el porvenir le sonríe he has a bright future ahead of him
pronominal verb
sonreírse to smile
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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