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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to deal with problems; used without preposition)
a. aguantar
I can't cope anymore.Ya no aguanto más.
b. arreglárselas
You're only a kid. What makes you think you can cope on your own?Solo eres un niño. ¿Qué te hace pensar que puedes arreglártelas solo?
c. defenderse
I am the right candidate because I can cope well under pressure.Soy el candidato ideal porque me defiendo bien bajo presión.
2. (to deal with problems; used with "with")
a. aguantar
She quit competing because she couldn't cope with the pressure of winning.Dejó de competir porque no aguantaba la presión de ganar.
b. arreglárselas con
How are you coping with the house and the twins?¿Cómo te las arreglas con la casa y los gemelos?
c. sobrellevar
He can't cope with depression without medication.No puede sobrellevar la depresión sin medicamentos.
d. hacer frente a
I'm stressed because I cannot cope with the workload.Estoy estresada porque no puedo hacer frente a la carga de trabajo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (religious)
a. la capa pluvial
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
All the priests who officiated wore copes.Todos los sacerdotes que oficiaron vestían capas pluviales.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. arreglárselas
to cope withhacer frente a, poder con
he can't cope with his jobsu trabajo es demasiado para él
I just can't cope!¡es demasiado para mí!, ¡no puedo con ello!
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cope [kəʊp]
intransitive verb
1 arreglárselas
he's coping pretty well se las está arreglando bastante bien; we shall be able to cope better next year podremos arreglarnos mejor el año que viene; can you cope? ¿tú puedes con esto?; how are you coping? ¿cómo lo llevas? (informal); he can't cope any more ya no puede más
to cope with [+task, person] poder con; [+situation] enfrentarse con; [+difficulties, problems] (tackle) hacer frente a; abordar; (solve) solucionar
cope [kəʊp]
(Rel) capa (f) pluvial
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