behave
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behave(
bi
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heyv
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to act in a certain way)
a. comportarse
That woman behaves as if she were the queen of Spain.Esa mujer se comporta como si fuera la reina de España.
b. portarse
Grow up! You're behaving like a child.¡No seas ingenua! Te estás portando como una niña.
2. (to act correctly)
a. portarse bien (person)
If you behave, we will go to your favorite restaurant tonight.Si te portas bien, iremos a tu restaurante favorito esta noche.
b. comportarse (person)
Did the children behave?¿Se comportaron los niños?
3. (to work)
a. funcionar (machine)
Can we take your car? Mine hasn't behaved recently.¿Podemos tomar tu coche? El mío no está funcionando recientemente.
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behave
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (person)
a. portarse, comportarse
2. (car, machine)
a. funcionar
to behave (well)portarse bien
to behave badlyportarse mal
what a way to behave!¡menudo comportamiento!
behave (yourself)!¡compórtate como es debido!
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behave [bɪˈheɪv]
intransitive verb
1 [+person] portarse;to, towards con; comportarse
he behaved like an idiot se comportó como un idiota; to behave (o.s.) portarse bien; did the children behave themselves? ¿se portaron bien los niños?; behave (yourself)! ¡compórtate!; ¡pórtate bien!; if you behave (yourself) si te portas bien; si te comportas debidamente
2 (Mec) etc funcionar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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