celebrate

celebrate(
seh
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luh
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breyt
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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 commemorate)
a. celebrar
My husband and I celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary this year.Este año mi esposo y yo celebramos nuestro décimo aniversario de casados.
b. festejar
The couple celebrated the birth of their baby with a big party.La pareja festejó el nacimiento de su bebé con una gran fiesta.
c. conmemorar
Today we celebrate the centenary of the poet's death.Hoy conmemoramos el centenario de la muerte del poeta.
2. (to praise)
a. celebrar
Today we celebrate the achievements of all our students.Hoy celebramos los logros de todos nuestros estudiantes.
3. (religious)
a. celebrar
Today we are celebrating a mass in memory of my beloved father, who passed away five years ago.Hoy celebramos una misa en memoria de mi querido padre, que falleció hace cinco años.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to have a celebration)
a. celebrar
We're going to celebrate because we won the championship.Vamos a celebrar porque ganamos el campeonato.
b. festejar
You got a raise? We should celebrate!¿Te dieron un aumento? ¡Hay que festejar!
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celebrate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. celebrar
2. (religion)
a.
to celebrate massdecir misa
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a.
let's celebrate!¡vamos a celebrarlo!
celebrate [ˈselɪbreɪt]
transitive verb
1 [+birthday, special occasion] celebrar; (with a party) festejar; [+anniversary etc] conmemorar
what are you celebrating? ¿qué festejáis?; ¿cuál es el motivo de esta fiesta?; we're celebrating his arrival estamos celebrando su llegada; he celebrated his birthday by scoring two goals celebró su cumpleaños marcando dos goles
2 [+mass] celebrar; decir; [+marriage] celebrar
intransitive verb
divertirse; festejar
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