dare

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dare(
dehr
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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 challenge)
a. retar
I dare you to kiss that frog.Te reto a que beses esa rana.
b. desafiar
He dared me to climb the tallest tree in the park.Me desafió a escalar el árbol más alto del parque.
2. (to be so bold)
a. atreverse
She's so pretty; I didn't dare to talk to her.Es tan linda, no me atreví a hablar con ella.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (challenge)
a. el reto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The dare consisted of running 100 meters in 12 seconds.El reto consistía en correr 100 metros en 12 segundos.
b. el desafío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Climbing onto the roof during a thunderstorm is an extremely dangerous dare.Subir el techo durante la tormenta es un desafío extremadamente peligroso.
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
auxiliary verb
4. (emphatic)
a. atreverse
Don't you dare touch that!¡No te atrevas a tocar eso!
b. osar
How dare you disturb me while I'm sleeping?¿Cómo osas molestarme mientras estoy durmiendo?
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dare
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el reto m, desafío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
he would do anything for a darees capaz de hacer cualquier cosa si le desafían a ello
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to dare to do somethingatreverse a hacer algo
to dare somebody to do somethingretar a alguien a que haga algo
I dare you to tell her!¿a que no se lo dices?, ¿a que no eres capaz de decírselo?
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
auxiliary verb
3. (general)
a.
to dare do somethingatreverse a hacer algo
I dare not or daren't ask himno me atrevo a preguntarle
don't you dare tell her!¡ni se te ocurra decírselo!
how dare you!¡cómo te atreves!
I dare sayprobablemente
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dare [dɛəʳ]
noun
(challenge) reto (m); desafío (m)
I did it for a dare me retaron, por eso lo hice
transitive verb
1 (challenge) desafiar; retar
to dare sb to do sth desafiar or retar a algn a hacer algo; I dare you! ¡a que no te atreves!
2 (be so bold) atreverse
to dare (to) do sth atreverse a hacer algo; I daren't no me atrevo
"Are you coming with me?" "I can't, Alice. I daren't"
I daren't tell him no me atrevo a decírselo; how dare you! ¡cómo te atreves!; ¡qué cara!; don't or just you dare! ¡ni se te ocurra!
3
I dare say (in my opinion) en mi opinión; (possibly) puede ser; tal vez; I dare say that ... no me sorprendería que; I dare say you're tired supongo que estás cansado; dare I say it me atrevería a decir
Politicians usually attract younger women, dare I say it, because of the status they have in society The show was, dare I say it, dull
4 [+sb's anger] hacer frente a
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