reír
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reír(
rreh
-
eerr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to make a happy sound)
a. to laugh
Mi novio me hace reír hasta llorar.My boyfriend makes me laugh until I cry.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to gratify)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to indulge
Mamá siempre le ríe con helado cuando se pone a llorar.Mom always indulges him with ice cream when he begins to cry.
reírse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to make a happy sound)
a. to laugh
Nos lo pasamos muy bien y nos reímos como locos.We had a great time and we laughed like crazy.
4. (to make fun of)
a. to laugh at
No se rían de él; es mi hermano.Don't laugh at him; he's my brother.
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reír
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. to laugh
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (general)
a. to laugh at
no le rías las graciasdon't laugh at his antics
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (general)
a. to laugh
reírse por lo bajoto snicker, to snigger
¡me río yo de los sistemas de seguridad!I laugh at security systems!, security systems are no obstacle to me!
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reír
intransitive verb
1 [+persona] to laugh
no me hagas reír don't make me laugh; echarse a reír to burst out laughing
reír como un loco to laugh one's head off
el que ríe el último, ríe mejor o más fuerte he who laughs last laughs longest
2 [+ojos] to laugh (literario); sparkle; [+campo, mañana, naturaleza] to sparkle; glow
transitive verb
to laugh at
todos le ríen los chistes everybody laughs at his jokes
pronominal verb
reírse
1 to laugh
reírse con algo/algn
todos se ríen con sus chistes everybody laughs at his jokes; siempre nos reímos con él we always have a good laugh with him
reírse de algn/algo to laugh at sb/sth
se está riendo de mí he's laughing at me; ¿de qué te ríes? what are you laughing at?
¡déjame que me ría! that's a good one!
reírse el último
2 (estar roto)
estos zapatos se ríen these shoes are split wide open at the toes; la chaqueta se me ríe por los codos my jacket has worn through at the elbows
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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