make for oneself
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make for oneself
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. (to produce for oneself)
a. hacerse
I started making drumsticks for myself just to save money; I had no intention of making it into a business at the time.Empecé a hacerme las baquetas solo para ahorrar dinero; en ese momento, no tenía ninguna intención de convertirlo en un negocio.
b. prepararse (food, drink)
Once everyone else had a drink, Carlos made one for himself.Una vez que todos tuvieran una bebida, Carlos se preparó una.
c. hacer para sí
Who's the suit you're making for? - I'm making for myself.¿Para quién es el traje que estás haciendo? - Lo estoy haciendo para mí.
2. (to carry out for oneself)
a. tomar por sí mismo
You need to make that decision for yourself, Becca.Tienes que tomar esa decisión por ti misma, Becca.
b. hacer por sí mismo
This is a commitment you need to make for yourself, not for other people.Se trata de un compromiso que tienes que hacer por ti mismo y no por los demás.
3. (to establish)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Alison is making a name for herself in the tech industry.Alison se está creando una reputación en la industria de la tecnología.
Timoteo grew tired of always working for the same company, so he made a career for himself in consultancy.Timoteo se cansó de trabajar siempre para la misma empresa, así que decidió dedicarse a la asesoría.
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