hurry up
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. date prisa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hurry up! The show is about to start.¡Date prisa! El espectáculo está a punto de empezar.
b. apúrate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Hurry up! We need to leave now.¡Apúrate! Tenemos que irnos ya.
c. apresúrate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hurry up! The train is leaving soon.¡Apresúrate! El tren sale en nada.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple peolpe)
a. dense prisa (plural)
Hurry up, please! You're going to be late for school.¡Dénse prisa, por favor! Van a llegar tarde a la escuela.
b. apúrense (plural)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Hurry up! Your friends will be here any minute.¡Apúrense! Sus amigos están a punto de llegar.
c. apresúrense (plural)
Come on, hurry up! We don't have all day!¡Venga, apresúrense! Se nos va el día.
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
3. (to hasten)
a. darse prisa
We need to hurry up if we want to get a good seat.Tenemos que darnos prisa si queremos conseguir buenos asientos.
b. apurarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We need to hurry up and get in the taxi or we'll miss the plane.Tenemos que apurarnos y subir al taxi o perderemos el avión.
c. apresurarse
We told them to hurry up if they wanted a ride.Les dijimos que se apresuraran si querían que los llevaramos.
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hurry up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (person)
a. meter prisa a
b. apurar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (work)
a. acelerar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (general)
a. apresurarse, darse prisa
b. apurarse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
h up!¡date prisa! ¡apúrate!
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hurry up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
darse prisa; apurarse; (LAm)
hurry up! ¡date prisa!; ¡apúrate!; (LAm)
transitive verb
[+person] meter prisa a; apresurar; apurar; (LAm)
I tried to hurry him up
[+work, job] apurar; acelerar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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