be wrong

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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 be mistaken)
a. equivocarse
My brother hates to be wrong, so he just keeps arguing.Mi hermano odia equivocarse, así que continúa discutiendo.
b. estar equivocado
You are wrong, Dad. I do love her.Estás equivocado, papá. Sí que la amo.
2. (not to be accurate or true)
a. estar equivocado
This calculation is wrong.Este cálculo está equivocado.
b. ser falso
The newspaper says that there were more than 200,000 people at the demonstration. - That's wrong.El periódico dice que había más de 200,000 personas en la manifestación. - Eso es falso.
c. no ser cierto
You're in love with him. - That's wrong. I don't even like him.Estás enamorada de él. - Eso no es cierto, ni siquiera me gusta.
3. (to be immoral)
a. ser malo
Lying is wrong.Mentir es malo.
4. (to not be running on time)
a. ir mal (clock)
Your watch is wrong. It's ten minutes fast.Tu reloj va mal, va diez minutos adelantado.
5. (to be amiss with; often used with "with")
a. pasar
I don't know what's wrong with my car. I'll have to take it to the garage.No sé qué le pasa a mi carro. Tendré que llevarlo al taller.
What's wrong? - Nothing. Why do you ask?¿Qué pasa? - Nada. ¿Por qué lo preguntas?
b. traer
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
What's wrong with the baby? Why is he crying?¿Qué trae el bebé? ¿Por qué llora?
c. haber de malo
What's wrong with being divorced? A lot of people are nowadays.¿Qué hay de malo en estar divorciado? Mucha gente lo está hoy en día.
d. tener de malo
I don't see what's wrong with being ambitious.No veo que tiene de malo ser ambicioso.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't you want any more cake? - No, thanks. There's something wrong with my stomach.¿No quieres más pastel? - No, gracias. No me encuentro bien del estómago.
There's something very wrong with the washing machine. It won't even start.La lavadora tiene una avería gorda. Ni siquiera se pone en marcha.
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